No one was killed in the massive blaze, which knocked down the cathedral’s spire. The cause fire is currently unclear, though there have been renovations ongoing. This is simply disheartening. Paris has been the dream city for many of us ever since we came to know about how awesome it is.
- A fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Photo: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images
This medieval Catholic cathedral tops as another one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Not only that, but it’s also one of the most visited monuments in Paris after Eifel Tower. Who knew that 15th April 2019 had got to be a devastating day for the cathedral. Although it was unknown as to what caused the fire at first, later confirmed that the ongoing renovation work linked the fire. The Notre Dame Cathedral fire has taken everyone aback by it’s sudden mysterious blaze.
— Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) April 15, 2019
- Photo credits: Time Magazine
France 24 reported Charli James reported that the entire roof has collapsed along with flames and fumes coming out of the broken cathedral as if it was a torch! It somewhat had the look of the Olympic torch from its back with the fumes coming through its roof.
Firefighters are trying their best to bring the situation under control by controlling the flames. they are fully mobilized on the ground and urges everyone to maintain the security perimeter. And of course, citizens were requested to avoid using that route. However, emergency vehicles were allowed clear access.
Arde Notre Dame 😱 pic.twitter.com/IhJQHYxJnu
— Rafa García Jiménez (@CastelldeFerro) April 15, 2019
— Solveig Godeluck (@Solwii) April 15, 2019
It seems like a HUGE heartbreaking fire. We hope that no one is hurt. Besides, whoever has seen this cathedral upfront is aware of how stunning this cathedral is.
The renovation work had just begun shortly with about 16 statues being removed from the church merely last week as part of the renovation.
In the year 2017, the cathedral was the most visited attraction in all of Paris, as per the city tourist’s office. Today, thousands of Paris dwellers gathered together to watch this disaster unfold.
Let us all pray that the city of love returns to its happy position soon enough.