Paris fire: How Notre Dame Cathedral fire started | Live updates
Paris fire today at Notre Dame Cathedral: Here is how the Notre Dame Cathedral fire started, what caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire and more live updates.
A fire broke out at the 850-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral Gothic building in Paris today April 15th, 2019 and it rapidly spread across the famous building.
The cause of the Paris fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, according to officials, could be linked to renovation work.
See Images from social media of the Paris fire. The images show plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the 850-year-old Gothic building.
The fire has engulfed the giant spire of the cathedral, an Élysée Palace official said
According to officials, major operation is under way to tackle the blaze. An area surrounding the building in central Paris has been cleared.
Reacting to the incident, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, described it as terrible and urged people at the scene to respect the boundaries set up by crews in order to ensure that they remain safe.
United States President Donald Trump suggested “perhaps flying water tankers” could be used to extinguish the fire.
Last year, the Catholic Church in France launched an urgent appeal for funds to save the Notre-Dame cathedralnwhich is visited by millions of people every year, after it started to crumble.
The cathedral is undergoing renovations before the fire broke out.