Paris' Iconic Notre Dame Cathedral Experiences Massive Fire

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Published on Apr 15, 2019
Articles: https://www.i24news.tv/en Live: https://video.i24news.tv/page/live?clip=5a94117623eec6000c557fec  Replay: https://video.i24news.tv/page/5a97b81f23eec6000c55857d?utm_source=youtube.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=the_rundown&utm_content=en2  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/i24newsEN/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/i24NEWS_EN Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/i24news/ THE RUNDOWN | Paris' most iconic cathedral and one of its historic landmarks, the Notre Dame, caught fire and has suffered serious damage. Could it be terrorism or a cause of the renovations? Our Christian Malard reports. Story: A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday evening, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The gothic cathedral is a landmark in the city's center, a beloved icon for locals and a deeply valued symbol of the Catholic faith. 'Like all our countrymen, I'm sad tonight to see this part of all of us burn,' French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted upon seeing the structure ablaze, expressing solidarity with 'all Catholics and all French people.' Macron, who cancelled a major policy speech to follow events, was on his way to the scene. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the structure, visited by millions of people a year, where renovations are currently underway. Fire trucks could be seen speeding through Paris towards the scene on the Ile de la Cite — an island in the Seine at the heart of Paris. The Paris police department in a tweet called on residents to avoid the area and to 'make way for rescue vehicles'. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo in a tweet described it as a 'terrible fire'. 'The Paris fire service is trying to control the flames,' she wrote on Twitter, asking residents to respect the security cordon thrown up around the site.

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Sam S.
Sam S.:
What a tragedy. The artwork lost is priceless.
Avi s
Avi s:
This is so devastating. There are no words. The loss of art and history is irreplaceable.
Jo Sanchez
Jo Sanchez:
Damn! I’m an American, not particularly religious, but this breaks my heart! My stomach is sick . I almost can’t this historic place burn. I hope everyone stays safe
TobeyTravels
TobeyTravels:
Devastating. First visited when I was young. For me, the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral were central to my memories. So very sad.
Nicolino
Nicolino:
This is more than a disaster
Matthew Caissie
Matthew Caissie:
Library of Alexandria all over again if you ask me. But I'm jaded by patterns of behavior.
Keira Williams
Keira Williams:
This is a tragedy
Hope everyone us safe 😩😭
La ra
La ra:
I feel sorry for those who hahaing every post related to this.
I have different religious but this is really sad. We feel sorry about the loss of an ancient historical church ❤️
May God bless all Christians ❤️❤️
hye U
hye U:
Oh my god.... this is very terrible fire .....😨😨😨😱😱😱
America 81
America 81:
This is very sad & Disgraceful 😞😢 Prayers 🙏🏽😇 from EL PASO, TX 🇺🇸 !!!!!
Desilou
Desilou:
France needs to come back to Christ...
TheFujiwuji
TheFujiwuji:
that does not look like a fire started from "renovations". Gee, I wonder what else it could be?
j c
j c:
Why on earth are they using water why not foam. Ffs
C Dorma
C Dorma:
I bet you it was jihhadis or muzzles
Sam Counsell
Sam Counsell:
I am Canadian and I am so devastated, I have been there a few times and it is so beautiful I hope and pray this was not a sabotage because this is been so beautiful an historic, my heart aches I'm praying for you Paris❤❤❤❤🇨🇦🙏🙏🙏🙏
MrHoppers002
MrHoppers002:
Incidental or accidental?
Max love
Max love:
Nothing in this world happens unless God allows it
ajagaan gaan
ajagaan gaan:
May be Pakistan be jem masoood azhar target church
Toni Mir
Toni Mir:
brainwash just to manipulate the feelings of the people
Fierce Omega
Fierce Omega:
My guess was that there was some kind of electrical problem in the building.
Memer Munna
Memer Munna:
Watching this beautiful building burn, turns my heart cold
fmitterb
fmitterb:
Oh no, this is horrible :(
Javier Gil Vidal
Javier Gil Vidal:
This has to be a long night in Paris. All mosques must be razed to the ground!
Andrej Miškatović
Andrej Miškatović:
Whoever think that islam activists burned this cathedral and our leftist media is trying to hide it please put like as show that we understand what is happening. I'm really sorry for the France and please accept my compassion and sadness.
Ral Crux
Ral Crux:
Nothing confirmed on those irresponsible accusations and finger pointing, that "jurno" only is looking for a witch-hunt!
George Sanford
George Sanford:
Little too much plasma on the conspires?
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james richards
james richards:
a lot of history has been burnt in the fire at the notre dame cathedral, but then again, a lot of history was wiped away by british jets when they bombed baghdad in iraq.
Thuận Nguyễn
Thuận Nguyễn:
Vietnamese people share condolences at the paris church, Lord.
Reggie Wagstaff
Reggie Wagstaff:
When you hear galloping hooves, think of horses not zebras.
It was Islam terrorism, not an accident by a Danish schoolteacher.
Super Boy
Super Boy:
We miss a huge part of history and art 😭
Grigori Rasputin
Grigori Rasputin:
So heartbreaking
WE WUZ VIKANGS!!! n shiet.
WE WUZ VIKANGS!!! n shiet.:
How many construction workers are muslim.
james kelly
james kelly:
Where's brenton tarrant when you need him!?
Toti Wawi
Toti Wawi:
most of the buildings are made of stone.

seeing the fire that happened, I expected too many modern goods in it to be flammable
james richards
james richards:
thank you,
the fire in the notre dame cathedral was allegedly an accident, which wiped out hundreds of years of history, but the attack by the west on baghdad, which destroyed much of their history, was illegal, as there were no wmd's found, so no, i'm not a traitor.
let the peace be with you,
all the best.
Jerry McCalister
Jerry McCalister:
Have friends that live there, live chatting with them right now as I write this. They all think the same thing, Holy week for Christians leading up to Easter Sunday with numerous attacks over the past 18 months against Christian houses of worship but no mention of Terrorism. So I asked them if they thought that this is a Terrorist act and they said of course it is. When I asked them why is it not all over the media, they simply responded, the media will not report on it due to fear of retaliation against other religious groups. When asked what other Religious groups they are discussing, they said really Jerry, you need to ask that. Should be interesting to see what transpires over the next day or so and see what the actual cause is. Very sad all the way around : (
Gr J
Gr J:
it is so sad i save my best to the last , i want to visit Europe when i have enough time but.... we lost so much already.i pray !
Anel Forrest
Anel Forrest:
Gina RIZK . DEVIL
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SHELLBACKS CLUB 🐢:
renovation work! lol!
Ahad Fazal
Ahad Fazal:
Cathedral was present at time jesus ????
ToonandBBfan
ToonandBBfan:
Were the "builders" wearing yellow vests??
D Y
D Y:
No immediate response. No strategic air drop. Incompetence or intentional incompetence. Pathetic....
Nancy Botwin
Nancy Botwin:
There was just a fire at a different historic church in paris last month... Wtf is goin out in paris??
Mary Viola
Mary Viola:
what caused it? after all it is holy week
maxime
maxime:
Je suis français et je trouve cela triste. Ce n'est pas facile pour nous, il est impossible d'envoyer un soutien aérien, car il pourrait la détruire. Nos pompiers font tout ce qui est en leur pouvoir pour sauver notre patrimoine, c'est déjà trop
I am French and I find it sad it's not easy for us it is impossible to send air support since it might destroy it so our firefighters are doing everything to save our heritage is already too damaged
Sorry for my bad english
Robyn hud
Robyn hud:
The vandals are back.
Pavol Šeliga
Pavol Šeliga:
yep ...sad
daren darensky
daren darensky:
This is terrorist arson attack 100%
thecrowhouse
thecrowhouse:
That is a Tartarian building. I wonder what they found in there during the renovation that they need to cover up so badly... ISIS.... ppffft.... riiiiight