Paris police say there is a fire at the French capital’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral. Flames and black smoke were seen shooting on Monday from the base of the medieval church’s spire, which is undergoing renovation. French media quoted the Paris fire brigade saying the fire is “potentially linked” to the renovation work.
Shocked silence. That is how Winston Holyfield, a Gonzaga University student, described the scene at the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most iconic structures in Paris. Holyfield said that the embers were flying so high in the sky that they look like stars.
A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below.