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PARIS — A large fire broke out at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris on Monday evening, causing part of the historic church’s spire to collapse as the blaze spread along its roof.

André Finot, a spokesman for the cathedral, said in a telephone interview that the cause of the fire remained unknown, and there was no immediate indication that anyone had been hurt.

The 800 year old building which holds religious and historical significance is one fire. The spire has collapsed. I hope Paris can save as much of it as it can.

EDIT: The whole island that the cathedral is located on is being evacuated


The fire seem to be fading and the building is "saved from total destruction". Good to hear this news. Many thanks to the brave firemen that are risking their lives to save this piece of history.

Just a few fun facts about this beautiful building:

Napoleon was crowned Emperor of France here

A piece of the possible cross that Jesus carried is held here

It is one of the last remaining buildings from medieval Paris 

Interest in the building was revived after the publication of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Last edited by Poliwrathlord - on 15 April 2019