Notre-Dame Cathedral In Paris On Fire

BBC News:- A fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris and has spread rapidly across the building.

The cause was not immediately clear, but officials say that it could be linked to renovation work.

Images on social media show plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the 850-year-old Gothic building.

Last year, the Catholic Church in France launched an urgent appeal for funds to save the cathedral, which was starting to crumble.

A major operation is under way to tackle the blaze, which broke out on Monday afternoon. An area surrounding the building in central Paris has been cleared, officials said.

French President Emmanuel Macron has cancelled his planned speech to the nation in light of the fire, which has engulfed the giant spire of the cathedral, an Élysée Palace official said.

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, described it as a “terrible fire” and urged people at the scene to respect the boundaries set up by fire crews in order to ensure that they remain safe.

The Notre-Dame cathedral, which is visited by millions of people every year, is undergoing renovations after cracks began to appear in the stone, sparking fears the structure could become unstable.

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  1. My Son and I were discussing about our trips in Paris and Rome and Turin
    and many Photos were taken of the Historical landmarks also of that of St.Pauls
    in London. My son has since taken his family to not only Notre Dame but some many
    other Historical Landmarks. To watch this great building – Museum burn down brings
    tears to my eyes. Today we see a well known American in Rome calling out the Pope in
    his quest for his much publicized Fascist ideas. We are living in dangerous times and we
    must keep our eyes and ears open, watch out for Israel and Venezuela which is too close for us.

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