Vice President Mike Pence released a statement Monday afternoon about the horrific fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Notre Dame is an iconic symbol of faith to people all over the world – and it is heartbreaking to see a house of God in flames. Our thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters on the scene and all the people of Paris. https://t.co/5Pecbf02em— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 15, 2019
President Trump also issued a statement earlier today.
So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
The fire is still burning into the night, leaving only the frame and front of the building behind.
French Ambassador to the U.S. Gerard Araud expressed sorrow, a feeling so many watching share.
Notre Dame de Paris. I am crying. Incredibly sad.— Gérard Araud (@GerardAraud) April 15, 2019
We are crying with you.— Farran Nehme (@selfstyledsiren) April 15, 2019
Crying with you.— Peter Paul Rubens (@PP_Rubens) April 15, 2019
"I think what's so emotional right now is I can hear people in the streets singing. They're singing and praying and watching this billowing fire continue to persist," said @Victoria_WDBJ7, who is staying nearby the Notre Dame https://t.co/Q2Pt0kHC83 pic.twitter.com/AJ2QVtU3Lg— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 15, 2019
Fire fighters are working now to save what's left of the building. The frame, roof and pire of the cathedral have been completely consumed by flames.