One of France’s historical places, Notre Dame Cathedral located in the French capital caught fire Monday evening and is at least partially destroyed.

Several videos and photos going viral on social media revealed flames engulfing the church, before both the ceiling and the 90-meter (295 feet) spire collapsed, drawing gasps and moans of disbelief from witnesses.

Investigators disclosed there were no deaths and it is unclear if there were any injuries. The fire broke out just before 7 p.m., minutes after the cathedral closed to the public. Around 30,000 people visit the church daily.

Church spokesperson André Finot told French media that the entire wooden interior, which dates from the 13th century, is burning and likely to be destroyed.

“Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame,” Finot said.

Write A Comment

Pin It