The Cathedral caught fire about an hour ago, part of the building was being repaired and it is suspected that the fire started because of the construction.
The Notre Dame Cathedral was built in between 1160 and 1260.
Update: 16 statues had been removed recently to be cleaned and were not in the building during the fire.
Update 2: Most of the ceiling is gone but officials expect the north tower and main stone structures to be saved. Art and other relics were able to be removed. One firefighter has serious injuries.
Am praying for Notre Dame🙏🏻— Cher (@cher) April 15, 2019
Heartbreaking. https://t.co/CcnMf3mu6H— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) April 15, 2019
Mon dieu! https://t.co/5qL6zsMcgk— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) April 15, 2019
I’m weeping. Our gift of light. Notre Dame on fire. My heart is breaking. My grandmother’s and mother’s heart home.— Laura Dern (@LauraDern) April 15, 2019
Standing here next to you, heartsick for Notre Dame...— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 15, 2019
I cannot believe what’s happening to Notre Dame.— Idris Elba (@idriselba) April 15, 2019
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