Update: The roof has collapsed.
The roof has entirely collapsed ?? This Cathedral survived WWII and even Hitler couldn’t succeed in destroying it. Dear Lord!!! pic.twitter.com/7fCgFt4Fap— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) April 15, 2019
Heartbroken moment. I wanna go there once in my life.— ThisIsMe (@iamONNE) April 15, 2019
RT @patrickgaley: The moment #NotreDame’s spire fell pic.twitter.com/mWQHrljwzH
No words. #NotreDame pic.twitter.com/0UYALJwrFy— Nevermore again ?????? (@czujeczacze) April 15, 2019
The two towers have been saved, Reuters reports.
MORE: Notre-Dame's two towers have now been saved - French firefighting official https://t.co/tj1oGwXwUs pic.twitter.com/TY5eMaZf1c— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 15, 2019
And some more positive news.
#notredame Dame update— Christopher Burgess (@burgessct) April 15, 2019
PARIS (AP) -- Paris police chief: Structure of Notre Dame cathedral has been saved; fire stopped from spreading to northern belfry. pic.twitter.com/zmdCSjiz5t
BREAKING Notre Dame's two towers saved after firefighters 'halt spread of flames' https://t.co/8IvMJugKqQ pic.twitter.com/fdoUawWSbV— Mirror Breaking News (@MirrorBreaking_) April 15, 2019
Original Post: A massive fire broke out at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday. It has not yet been confirmed what caused the fire but it may be related to recent construction.
The intensity of the flames coming out of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris... pic.twitter.com/JDAMCXFMk4— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 15, 2019
"Désolé mon fils, mais c'est pas tous les jours que Notre-Dame brûle", dit un père à son bébé qui s'impatiente, à deux mètres d'une femme en larmes, soufflant "faut qu'ils fassent quelque chose ! faut qu'ils fassent quelque chose !" #notredame pic.twitter.com/mPxIbGh8Vp— Jean Birnbaum (@JeanBirnbaum) April 15, 2019
BREAKING: Live footage of large fire burning at Paris' Notre Dame cathedral. https://t.co/e4lBZYE4xc— ABC News (@ABC) April 15, 2019
According to Reuters, the cathedral was undergoing renovations.
“A terrible fire is underway at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris,” Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter.
Un terrible incendie est en cours à la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Les @PompiersParis sont en train de tenter de maîtriser les flammes. Nous sommes mobilisés sur place en lien étroit avec le @dioceseParis. J'invite chacune et chacun à respecter le périmètre de sécurité. pic.twitter.com/9X0tGtlgba— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) April 15, 2019
President Trump tweeted about the incident, saying it was “horrible to watch” and offered some advice.
“So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,” the president said. “Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”
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
According to France 2, the fire was an accident:
Fire at Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral was started by accident and is related to ongoing work, according to France 2, citing police. Either way it is terrible and a hideous blow to the symbolic heart of the city— Luke Baker (@BakerLuke) April 15, 2019
This is a breaking news post and will be updated with additional information.
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