Massive Fire is Underway in Paris Notre Dame Cathedral Spire Atop – The spire atop the iconic Notre Dame cathedral famed a massive fire and collapsed the Paris cathedral on Monday, just days before Easter Sunday.
Massive Fire is Underway in Paris Notre Dame Cathedral Spire Atop:
The cathedral’s spire was engulfed in flames before tumbling over. The flames appeared to be shooting out of the roof behind the nave of the cathedral. The fire rapidly spread and took over the iconic cathedral. Video of the fire spearing showed the flaming spire lean to one side and then collapse amid the smoke.
Police said on Twitter the public should avoid the area and allow emergency vehicles into the scene. On Twitter, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said: “A terrible fire is underway at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The fire brigade are trying to control the fire. We are mobilized locally in close connection with church authorities. I ask everyone to respect the security perimeter.”
“So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,” President Donald Trump tweeted. “Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”
The cause was not immediately known, whether anybody was injured, but officials said it could be linked to renovation work.
Notre Dame Cathedral located in Île de la Cité, a small island in the middle of the city, the cathedral is one of Paris’ is main attraction of almost an estimated 13 million visitors a year. The Notre Dame cathedral dates back almost 1,000 years. Its construction began in the 12th century, and completed in the 13th century it took about 300 years to complete.
— Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) April 15, 2019
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