Sunday, 16 June, 2019

Fire breaks out at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Paris' Notre Dame cathedral on fire Ablaze: Notre Dame Catherdal in Paris engulfed in fire
Steven Clarke | 15 April, 2019, 21:09

Officials said it could be linked to renovation work, the BBC reported.

President Trump tweeted his advice to Paris: "So disgusting to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris".

And US President Donald Trump tweeted: "So terrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris".

The fire department was fighting the flames, while the area near the cathedral was being cleared.

Sights of the flames stopped passers-by in their tracks along the Seine River that passes beneath the cathedral.

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Emmanuel Macron, the French president, announced he was cancelling a speech he was due to give this evening due to the conflagration.

Images showed a large plume of smoke billowing near its spire.

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo tweeted that they are in the midst of a bad fire at the cathedral, and that Paris firefighters are trying to control the flames. Hidalgo urged residents to stay away from the security perimeter around the Gothic-style church.

Notre Dame Cathedral is located on the Ile de la Cite, the very heart of the city.

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