Massive Fire Engulfs Notre Dame, Spire Collapses, Appears to Be Getting Rapidly Worse (Video, Pics)

Hannah Bleau

Horrible news out of Paris. A fire broke out at the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Word has it the roof has collapsed.

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.


We’ll update you as we find out more.

h/t CNBC