Notre Dame Cathedral Spire Collapses in Fire

Notre Dame Cathedral Spire Collapses in Fire

Arson and terror-related motives have been ruled out by French law enforcement officials, who are treating the fire as an accident. France's Civil Security agency said that wasn't feasible.

A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. This scaffolding was put in place as part of a $6.8 million restoration project that was ongoing at the time. Both then collapsing. Intense emotion and powerlessness at seeing this awe-inspiringly attractive 850-year-old cathedral ravaged by fire.

"Notre-Dame de Paris in flames", Macron has tweeted.

Canada's CBC News reported that firefighters were also trying to salvage some of the cathedral's priceless works of art. French media quoted the Paris fire brigade as saying the fire was "potentially linked" to that construction. That is beyond countries, that's beyond anything.


"It's a part of our growing up, it's a part of our culture, it's a part of our lives", Trump said of the landmark.

Notre Dame, built in the 12th and 13th centuries, has seen more than one overhaul in its time, with one of the most major happening between 1844 and 1864 when its spire and flying buttresses were revamped.

The statement says the Vatican is praying for firefighters "and those who are doing everything possible to confront this dramatic situation" on Monday.

Fire chief Jean-Claude Gallet confirmed that firefighters had managed to stop the fire spreading to the northern belfry, the stomping ground of the fictional hunchback Quasimodo in Victor Hugo's 1831 novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Noble in architecture and art, it has always been a symbol of the transcendent human spirit as well as our longing for God. "Let us stay more united than ever, in hope".


"It's been 800 years that the Cathedral watches over Paris", Pascal said.

"I am following minute by minute the fire that is preying on Notre Dame".

In 1801 AD, the new ruler, Napoleon Bonaparte, ordered the cathedral to be restored.


Related Articles

  • Donald Trump's idea to dump migrants in sanctuaries raises legal questions

    Donald Trump's idea to dump migrants in sanctuaries raises legal questions

    US President Donald Trump's tax returns must be given to House Democrats by 23 April, a committee chair has said . We don't want illegal immigration , we don't want people coming illegally across the border, " Scott said.
    Tiger Woods in position to end 11 year drought

    Tiger Woods in position to end 11 year drought

    Woods had hit his ball well left of the fairway at Augusta National and played an excellent shot through the trees to the green. Tiger Woods is in position to claim his first major title in 11 years, after a record-breaking third round of the Masters.
    Wisden names Kohli again as best cricketer

    Wisden names Kohli again as best cricketer

    Sam Curran , Jos Buttler , Rory Burns , Tammy Beaumont and Virat Kohli have been named as Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year . Curran scored 272 runs and took 11 wickets to be named man of the series in England's 4-1 win over India in September.
  • Facebook planning to add Messenger to main app again

    As per his claims, users won't be able to send photos, or make voice calls and video calls through the native mobile app. According to Wong , Facebook is starting to lay the groundwork for integrated messaging throughout all its services.
    NYC Declares Public Health Emergency over Measles Outbreak

    NYC Declares Public Health Emergency over Measles Outbreak

    The ultra-Orthodox communities of the county are the most affected by the measles outbreak according to the New York Times . Many studies have proven vaccines do not cause autism, and the majority of rabbis say vaccinations are healthy and kosher.
    ‘No special treatment’ for Assange, says Australia PM

    ‘No special treatment’ for Assange, says Australia PM

    Journalist and author Max Blumenthal says that Julian Assange's arrest in the United Kingdom is "an attack on worldwide law". In a tweet, WikiLeaks said Ecuador "has illegally terminated Assange political asylum in violation of global law".
  • Woods and Molinari set for back-nine Masters showdown

    Woods and Molinari set for back-nine Masters showdown

    The win comes 22 years after his first win at Augusta in 1997, and 14 his since his previous triumph on the course in 2005. Woods, with a big smile on his face, thrust both arms into the air as holed his final putt on the 18th green for a bogey.
    Storm system heading to Alabama produces tornado near MS State

    Storm system heading to Alabama produces tornado near MS State

    The Washington Post went on to report that an elderly man was killed "when a tree fell on his trailer in Hamilton, Mississippi". Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club is included in the slight risk area Sunday as the Masters golf tournament concludes.
    Pompeo 'confident' United States  will continue 'progress' with North Korea on denuclearization

    Pompeo 'confident' United States will continue 'progress' with North Korea on denuclearization

    He's exploited his new relationship with South Korea and his revitalized ties to China. Responding to Mr Kim's speech, South Korea repeated its stance of promoting the talks.
  • Verstappen rages at rivals after Chinese GP qualifying

    Verstappen rages at rivals after Chinese GP qualifying

    At Ferrari , Leclerc has emerged as a serious contender after upstaging established team-mate Sebastian Vettel at the last round. The reigning champions have chalked up onetwo finishes in each of the season's opening two races.
    Amazon staff listen to recordings of what you say to Alexa

    Amazon staff listen to recordings of what you say to Alexa

    But, two employees based in Romania said that they were told it was not Amazon's job to interfere. In the case of Alexa, that means thousands of workers listening to private voice recordings.
    Trump, South Korea leader mull next steps in nuclear talks

    Trump, South Korea leader mull next steps in nuclear talks

    North Korea also replaced the premier of its Cabinet, Mr Pak Pong Ju, an official at the centre of efforts to jumpstart the economy.