Massive Fire Breaks Out At Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris: Photos & Videos

UPDATE: The spire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France has collapsed after a furious blaze on Monday, April 15.

La flèche de Notre-Dame vient de s'effondrer sous les exclamations horrifiées des gens #NotreDame pic.twitter.com/kfLNt7rhsZ

— Wladimir Garcin-Berson (@vladogb) April 15, 2019

#BREAKING Dramatic footage of the Note Dame's spire collapsing #Paris #NotreDame pic.twitter.com/5GxdxvZdy8

— Guy Elster (@guyelster) April 15, 2019

“Our Lady of Paris in flames. Emotion of a whole nation. Thought for all Catholics and for all French,” Emmanuel Macron, the president of France tweeted. “Like all our countrymen, I’m sad tonight to see this part of us burn.”

Notre-Dame de Paris en proie aux flammes. Émotion de toute une nation. Pensée pour tous les catholiques et pour tous les Français. Comme tous nos compatriotes, je suis triste ce soir de voir brûler cette part de nous.

— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 15, 2019

The entire frame of the building is reportedly now on fire, with a majority of the roof collapsing.

NEW: "A church spokesman has told French media that all of Notre Dame Cathedral's frame is now burning after the spire collapsed and after most of the roof has collapsed…the entire interior in flames," @elainecobbe reports https://t.co/fqbTzjsv6P pic.twitter.com/kV5ctkYlEi

— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 15, 2019

You can see the original story below.


The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire. On Monday, April 15, a major blaze broke out in the building which caused the fire department to respond. An official cause of the fire has yet to be announced by authorities.

The cathedral, which is engulfed in flames all the way to the spire, is 900-years-old.

From CNBC:

It was not immediately clear what had caused the fire. France 2 television reported that police were treating the incident as an accident. The cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century and is famous for featuring in Victor Hugo’s classic novel the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, attracts millions of tourists every year.

First photos/videos emerge on social media #NotreDame

MORE: https://t.co/OmXn0Zm5j4pic.twitter.com/QZdG5XOUaD

— RT (@RT_com) April 15, 2019

#NotreDame is on fire in a serious way.

Live broadcast via periscope:( pic.twitter.com/7NgZ2zcB8A

— Michael Becker (@MkDBecker) April 15, 2019

Un terrible incendie est en cours à la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Les @PompiersParis sont en train de tenter de maîtriser les flammes. Nous sommes mobilisés sur place en lien étroit avec le @dioceseParis. J'invite chacune et chacun à respecter le périmètre de sécurité. pic.twitter.com/9X0tGtlgba

— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) April 15, 2019

#BREAKING Main spire of Notre Dame has just collapsed: French media pic.twitter.com/p94PTuFxDI

— Guy Elster (@guyelster) April 15, 2019

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