Just happening. Cause unknown, but it may be related to renovations.
Idiot chimes in…
AFP’s reporting on the fire’s origins doesn’t seem to be making it into English language media (it started in the attic in connection with ongoing renovation work, according to firefighters). Hit that translate button, CNN. https://t.co/nH02Ojoji7— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) April 15, 2019
the main spire just fell — absolutely heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/j2FeLGkihx— juan (@juanbuis) April 15, 2019
Notre Dame spokesman Andre Finot tells French media the entire wooden interior of the 12th-century landmark is burning and likely to be destroyed: 'Nothing will remain from the frame.'— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) April 15, 2019
No deaths reported. No reports of injuries either.
Today the world has probably lost 3 of the most beautiful stained glass windows ever made:— MrRevinsky (@Kyruer) April 15, 2019
– The west Rose window (1225).
– The North rose window (1250).
– The South rose window (1250).#NotreDame pic.twitter.com/dxKr74OIoK
This is clearly a response to Trump’s stupid tweet:
Hundreds of firemen of the Paris Fire Brigade are doing everything they can to bring the terrible #NotreDame fire under control. All means are being used, except for water-bombing aircrafts which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral.— Sécurité Civile Fr (@SecCivileFrance) April 15, 2019
Notre Dame contained what is purported to be (1) Jesus’ crown of thorns (2) nail used in crucifixion; (3) part of Jesus’ cross. Not to mention invaluable artwork, tapestry, and other artifacts.
And as night falls in Paris, they are singing psalms in the street.
Just took this pic.twitter.com/ktNogdDQsh— Nada Bakos (@nadabakos) April 15, 2019
French Deputy Interior Minister states that saving Notre Dame “is not certain”