Horrible news out of Paris. A fire broke out at the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Word has it the roof has collapsed.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 15, 2019
The roof of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral collapsed as a massive fire ripped through the structure on Monday, days before Easter.
Paris Mayor Anne Hildago and firefighters warned people to stay away from the area. There have been no confirmed deaths, according to Paris police, while a French government official said no injuries had yet been reported.
No injuries were reported in the early stages of the blaze. It was not immediately clear what had caused the fire, while local media reported that police in the city were treating it as an accident. The Paris Prosecutor’s office announced that it has started an inquiry into the fire
As the report notes, the cause of the fire hasn’t been identified, but they don’t believe it’s a terrorist-related incident. We know the cathedral has been undergoing renovations, so it’s possible it could’ve been caused by something related to that.
The Notre Dame – a beacon of French history, civilization, and prosperity – has been overtaken by a tremendous fire.
Our heart goes out to the citizens of Paris and the nation of France. pic.twitter.com/rApWdzgzTh
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) April 15, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence: "Notre Dame is an iconic symbol of faith to people all over the world – and it is heartbreaking to see a house of God in flames. Our thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters on the scene and all the people of Paris." https://t.co/d8glHcINo4
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 15, 2019
Horrific images of the fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. Sadly the main spire has now collapsed into the building. Img: LP/Olivier Arandel in Paris This is heartbreaking to watch. #Paris #NotreDameonfire pic.twitter.com/LjQKnyDYB5
— Lolly (@sea_plane_tales) April 15, 2019
We’ll update you as we find out more.