Massive Fire At Historic Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris

Ablaze: Notre Dame Catherdal in Paris engulfed in fire

The cause of the fire had not yet been determined Monday afternoon.

Photos on social media show big clouds of grey smoke billowing from the building, which is more than 800 years old. The fire appears to be concentrated on the roof near the bell tower, where renovation work was underway.

The Cathedral's website has a section on framing which says the wooden frame was built between 1160 and 1240. Out thoughts with all Catholics and French people.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says firefighters are trying to contain a the "terrible fire".

People gathered in the streets to watch the horrifying scene unfold.

"We pray for them and all who are working to bring this fire under control and we will continue to offer our prayers up to them all this week". "Emotion of an entire nation".

Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder - Julian Assange's lawyer
Speaking to the Guardian , President Moreno claimed Ecuador's old government provided facilities within the embassy "to interfere" with other states.

"Like all our compatriots, I am sad this evening to see this part of all of us burn", President Emmanuel Macron tweeted.

First lady Melania Trump, who did work in Paris during her modeling career, also tweeted about the fire.

He said: "Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out", adding: "Must act quickly!" "It is one of Paris' most popular attractions, drawing an estimated 13 million visitors a year".

The cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, features in Victor Hugo's classic novel "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame".

Hidalgo urged residents of the French capital to stay away from the security perimeter around the Gothic-style church. Building began in 1160 and was completed almost a hundred years later.

This story will be updated.

Related News:



Most liked

Ariana Grande performs with *NSYNC, Nicki Minaj and Diddy at Coachella 2019
The county fire department, promptly on the scene, explained what happened on a Twitter post. Officials said one nearby trailer was damaged and another one was destroyed by the flames.

Microsoft admits some email services breached
They told Motherboard that they can indeed access email contents and have shown that publication screenshots to prove their point.

Dead as Storms Continue Across the Southern US
In North Texas, The Dallas Morning News reported hail, ranging from pea-sized to baseball-sized, falling throughout the region. Multiple people were injured and several homes were damaged in Hamilton, Mississippi, said Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

The Shocking loss Meghan Markle has suffered after marrying Prince Harry
Some of the first ever photographs taken of the Duchess of Sussex as a baby have been published, ahead of the imminent arrival of her own firstborn.

Student seriously injured after falling from bell tower at Fordham University
Friends previously said she was eager to get a good picture of the city skyline to post on her Instagram page. She was safely returned to the ground after being lifted out of one of the tower's windows and rushed to St.

Pistons' Blake Griffin likely to miss first-round series with Bucks
Despite the team's must-win scenario in the season finale, Griffin has been a huge catalyst behind the Pistons successful season. On the road, the eighth-seeded Pistons lost by 25 to the team with the best record in the league at Fiserv Forum.

Trump urges Boeing to fix, ‘rebrand’ grounded 737 Max planes
Boeing is developing new software for the jet's anti-stall system, which has come under scrutiny since the crashes. Boeing is expected to submit a software update to the FAA in the next few weeks for review and possibly approval.

Jacob Rees-Mogg Says Family Remains Unified Despite Sister Joining Brexit Party
The support is the lowest May's party has scored since the European elections in May 2014, according to the pollster. Lidington said while there was no deadline, both sides would take stock in 10 days.

Taliban's Offensive Announcement 'Reckless': Khalilzad
At least 27 militants have been confirmed dead and more than two dozen others injured, the statement said. The Taliban launches its annual offensive in spring aimed at gaining grounds to topple Afghan government.

Bruins bounce back to down Maple Leafs in Game 2
With Boston taking Game 2 on Saturday night, the best-of-seven series between the teams is now tied 1-1. On Saturday, Kadri took exception with DeBrusk's check on Patrick Marleau late in the game.

Punter scores record win on Tiger Woods' Masters victory
Leader Francesco Molinari (-13) is scheduled to go off with Tony Finau (-11) and Tiger Woods (-11) at 9:20 a.m. So East Lake was a big step for me, confirming that I could still win out here and against the best players.

Golfer at Masters accidentally hits the ball during practice swing
Johnson had fun with the incident, giving people on the tee box permission to laugh because, as he said, "That's embarrassing". After the initial shock the Englishman said Johnson saw the amusing side. "I don't think I could do it again if I tried".

IEA says oil market is tightening, but global demand may falter
It is expected that OPEC may consider raising oil output from July if disruptions continue and prices keep rallying. The decrease was more than the five-year average of 5.1 mb due to larger gasoline draws and a lower crude build.

Trump confirms he’s looking at releasing detained immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities
The Washington Post reported Thursday night that about the plans, disclosed in emails released to the Post and the New York Times .

Marner scores twice as Leafs surprise Bruins
William Nylander and John Tavares also scored for the Maple Leafs, who last season lost in the first playoff round to Boston . Toronto leaned on Frederik Andersen to secure the result with the Bruins pressing desperately in the third period.