A fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, a spokesman from the fire department said. Smoke could be seen billowing out from the top of the medieval cathedral, as flames lept out besides its two bell towers, a Reuters witness said. A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared.
The Notre Dame is on fire, and it appears to be getting rapidly worse 👇👇pic.twitter.com/C3s8zydFER
— Henry Jones (@hthjones) April 15, 2019
Roommate just sent this of Notre Dame on fire in Paris woowwww pic.twitter.com/NEMs33AHYD
— Process Guy (@leistomania93) April 15, 2019
Notre Dame, Paris, is on fire and it feels like the end of the world. pic.twitter.com/qYYk7ewipq
— Shiv Malik (@shivmalik) April 15, 2019
Here’s a live feed from Notre Dame of the cathedral on fire, from an eyewitness in Paris: https://t.co/D1h7kybrPq doesn’t look good!
— Stephanie McNeal (@stephemcneal) April 15, 2019
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 15, 2019