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A major fire has engulfed one of France's most famous landmarks - the medieval Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. Firefighters are battling to save the 850-year-old Gothic building, but its spire and roof have collapsed. The cause is not yet clear, but officials say that it could be linked to renovation work.

A Paris fire official said the main structure had now been "saved and preserved". 

The Paris prosecutor's office said it has opened an inquiry into "accidental destruction by fire." Loud bangs could be heard as flames burst through the cathedral's roof, also destroying its stained-glass windows. 

All efforts are now being put into saving the cathedral's artwork and preventing the collapse of its northern tower.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-europe-47941794?__twitter_impression=true

Interior seems rather fine:

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One of the Rose Windows seems intact:

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The spire collapsing:

Beginning of the fire:
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neptugne

holy ****!!!! it's really burning up quick! I hope the damage is reversible...... that's so sad and scary. Praying there are no casualties

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Morphine Prince

My American ass thought the University of Notre Dame in Indiana was on fire.

This is so sad. Seeing historic landmarks burn up is devastating. Hopefully they can save as much of it as possible. 

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SamanthaC

I really hope everyone is okay.  What a sad thing to happen to such a historic landmark.  From the images, I can't image much will be salvaged from the original building.

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Just now, Morphine Prince said:

My American ass thought the University of Notre Dame in Indiana was on fire.

I did too at first. :sharon:

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ILOMILO

This is so weird to watch, it almost feels like a movie? It looks epic in a way, but then again this is saddening and scary, I hope they can reverse this. :( 

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WarriorPhoenix

My god, that building's gorgeous

Hopefully they can at least save the rose window, that  truly is a work of art

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3 minutes ago, Morphine Prince said:

My American ass thought the University of Notre Dame in Indiana was on fire.

This is so sad. Seeing historic landmarks burn up is devastating. Hopefully they can save as much of it as possible. 

I edited the title! Thanks!

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IllusionLover

Am I the only who thinks that it's weird that it's happening in easter week??

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2 minutes ago, IllusionLover said:

Am I the only who thinks that it's weird that it's happening in easter week??

Yea it's a little fishy... I wouldn't be surprised if it is arson.

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Glamourpuss

It's so sad to see a historic landmark burning down because things like these should be protected. I hope it can be saved. 

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