The Notre Dame fire which occurred this evening is still on, as the French fire chiefs have warned that the devastating inferno ‘cannot be stopped’.
Speaking about the Notre Dame Fire, the French interior ministry said saving the building ‘is not certain’ after the spire and part of the roof collapsed earlier this evening – adding that it may not be possible to stop the blaze consuming yet more of the structure.
Notre Dame spokesman Andre Finot who spoke to newsmen also said that the entire wooden frame of the cathedral would likely come down, as the vault of the edifice could be threatened too. ‘Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame,’ Notre Dame spokesman Andre Finot said.
The 12th-century cathedral is home to incalculable works of art and is one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions. Photos showed huge plumes of smoke billowing into the city’s skyline and flames engulfing large sections of the historic building as firefighters struggled to contain the inferno.
According to French newspaper Le Monde, the fire broke out in the attic of the monument before spreading across the roof. Officials in Paris said the fire could be linked to restoration works as the peak of the church is currently undergoing a 6 million-euro ($6.8 million) renovation project.
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