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Notre-Dame fire: Paris' historic cathedral ravaged by major blaze
Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral was ablaze on Monday evening, with flames pictured leaping from the roof of the historic building, before the iconic spire collapsed along with the central roof. Follow the latest here.

The fire broke out at the landmark cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said.

The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year, where renovations are currently underway.

A cathedral spokesperson said the roof of Notre-Dame 'is going up in flames'. The roof later collapsed along with the cathedral's iconic spire.

Meanwhile neighbours living in the vicinity had to be evacuated.

On a side note, Macron was due to give an address on national TV tonight at 20:00 (grand debate conclusions, how to quell the gilets jaunes grievances). It has been postponed and the prez is reportedly going to the site of the 850-year old lady who has clearly upstaged him.

by Bernard on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 at 06:20:42 PM EST
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