Paris; Notre Dame cathedral on fire

Paris; Notre Dame cathedral on fire

April 15, 2019– Mary Greeley News – Notre Dame cathedral has caught fire, according to the Parisian fire service and eyewitnesses.

Footage posted online shows a large fire engulfing the upper part of the cathedral.

Deputy Mayor Emmanuel Gregoire and #Paris Police are asking people to evacuate the area.

Flames and black smoke were seen shooting from the base of the medieval church’s spire, which is undergoing renovation.

Paris; Notre Dame cathedral on fire

Main spire of Notre Dame has just collapsed: French media.

#NotreDame: ‘The roof has entirely collapsed, there are flames coming out the back of the cathedral as if it was a torch.

President Emmanuel Macron will be going to the scene of the fire, according to an Elysee official. Emmanuel Macron mourned the landmark in a tweet.

He also cancelled an address to the nation that he had been due to give later on Monday evening.

Paris; Notre Dame cathedral on fire

Notre-Dame was in the midst of renovations, with some sections under scaffolding, while bronze statues were removed last week for works.

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Paris; Notre Dame cathedral on fire

The cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century and is famous for featuring in Victor Hugo’s classic novel “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” attracts millions of tourists every year.

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