UPDATE: The spire has collapsed.
Spire partially collapses during fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. Devastating. pic.twitter.com/xvi82M3XKh
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 15, 2019
— cristina casacuberta (@ccasacub) April 15, 2019
French firefighters struggle to control the blaze as flames engulf the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The cause of the fire and extent of the damage are still unknown.
— Liam Taylor (@LiamMTaylor) April 15, 2019
Citizens and tourists gathered around in shock as firefighters fought the flames today.
“Notre Dame, Paris, is on fire and it feels like the end of the world,” Shiv Malik wrote on Twitter.
Notre Dame, Paris, is on fire and it feels like the end of the world. pic.twitter.com/qYYk7ewipq
— Shiv Malik (@shivmalik) April 15, 2019
According to Global News, firefighters report that the fire could be “linked to planned maintenance and restoration of the building,” but have not yet determined the cause.
Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. pic.twitter.com/mvx4jN19fH
— David Almacy (@almacy) April 15, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Huge fire reported at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.pic.twitter.com/4J5NgD2ftM
— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) April 15, 2019
The BBC reports Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has described it as a “terrible fire” and encourages onlookers to stay back and let the firemen do their job.