Massive Fire Tears Through Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

Live television footage showed flames engulfing the roof and spire.


16 Apr, 2019FORTUNE.COM

Massive Fire Tears Through Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris | BEAM

A major fire ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in central Paris late Monday, forcing the evacuation of thousands of visitors from the 800-year-old monument and causing French President Emmanuel Macron to postpone a speech to the nation.

Live television footage on Monday showed flames leaping up the spire before it toppled onto the fire-engulfed roof, with smoke billowing out into the evening skyline of the French capital. The cathedral, which is located on one of two islands in the middle of the Seine River, had been under renovation and scaffolding covered much of the roof....

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