Massive Fire Breaks Out at Notre Dame Cathedral
A fire has devastated one of the greatest architectural landmarks located in the center of Paris.
It has already collapsed the 300-foot spire of the building.
The fire reportedly broke out in the attic of the 856-year-old cathedral before spreading to the roof.
It was first reported at 5:50 pm local time and shortly after that, the building was evacuated.
The cause of the fire is not confirmed yet but officials believe it may be related the buildings recent renovation work.
One fireman has been genuinely harmed, while a large portion of the craftsmanship gathering has likewise been saved as the flame fades away.
The mayor of Paris has released a statement via Twitter urging people to stay away from the area.
“A terrible fire is underway at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The fire brigade is trying to control the fire. We are mobilized locally unclose connection. I ask everyone to respect the security perimeter” Anne Hidalgo, via a statement.
French President Emmanuel Macron was preparing Wednesday to rally his cabinet behind plans to rebuild the torched Notre Dame Cathedral within five years, a breakneck pace for a project of monumental scale.
Macron’s timeline, laid out in a speech to the nation Tuesday evening, represents an ambitious approach to a delicate project that will require hundreds, if not thousands, of craftsmen, carpenters, masons and others to restore one of the world’s great treasures.