Large fire rips through Notre Dame cathedral
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
PARIS — A large fire is raging through the famous Notre Dame church in Paris, France. The blaze broke out on Monday, April 15.
Notre Dame is a medieval Catholic church begun in 1169 A.D. and finished in 1260 A.D. The site has come to be closely associated with Paris, as well as serving as the backdrop of what is arguably Victor Hugo’s most famous work.
Individuals from all over the world have registered their shock and dismay across social media that a structure that has stood through the black plague, the storming of the Bastille, The French Revolution, the reign of terror, the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte, World War I and the Nazi Occupation of France may be irreparably damaged.
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According to Fox News, even at a distance the black smoke could be seen pouring out of the cathedral and flames were shooting through two of the bell towers. It has also been reported that there has been damage and a collapse of the spire.