And we're watching it in real time.
Fire at the #NotreDame Cathedral has spread to much of the roof. One of the towers destroyed. Unknown if there are any casualties at this point. pic.twitter.com/7WNRQfYqcG
— GPN France (@FranceGPN) April 15, 2019
#NotreDame: 'The roof has entirely collapsed, there are flames coming out the back of the cathedral as if it was a torch'@charli, Journalist at France 24, at the scene of the fire. pic.twitter.com/2B0IrMiDcL
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) April 15, 2019
UPDATE 11:08 a.m.: The cause of the fire was allegedly an accident related to on-going renovations at the cathedral.
Fire at Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral was started by accident and is related to ongoing work, according to France 2, citing police. Either way it is terrible and a hideous blow to the symbolic heart of the city
— Luke Baker (@BakerLuke) April 15, 2019
UPDATE 1:35 p.m.: Notre Dame is still burning.
IMAGE: Notre Dame Cathedral burning pic.twitter.com/Aq63PZsuIn— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) April 15, 2019
Firefighters battle the blaze.
Paris is mourning.
So is the world. Remember when this was our leader?
Notre Dame is one of the world’s great treasures, and we’re thinking of the people of France in your time of grief. It’s in our nature to mourn when we see history lost – but it’s also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can. pic.twitter.com/SpMEvv1BzB— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 15, 2019
Instead, we have this.
So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019