Fire in Notre Dame Cathedral

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:wuzrobbed:wuzrobbed:wuzrobbed:wuzrobbed Not religious at all but this is breaking my heart. It's such a part of our culture. I hope they can stop it as fast as possible but the fire is big according to French radio.
 

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My god just saw more pictures, huge flames as well as smoke. I'm not French, I'm not religious but its part of my culture too! Please I hope this gets under control quickly.

BBC reports it may be linked to renovations?
 

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I just looked it up in the news reports and it looks really bad. I'm not sure the Notre Dame will be fully salvageable. Hopefully they'll get it under control soon...

This is from a tea room across the river, posted about twenty minutes ago.
 

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My god just saw more pictures, huge flames as well as smoke. I'm not French, I'm not religious but its part of my culture too! Please I hope this gets under control quickly.

BBC reports it may be linked to renovations?
Via twitter:
Fire at Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral was started by accident and is related to ongoing work, according to France 2, citing police. Either way it is terrible and a hideous blow to the symbolic heart of the city
 

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I walked past yesterday and thought about stopping in because I haven’t been inside in 15 years. But I was short on time to catch my flight and thought “next time.” :( :( :(
 

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The photos I'm seeing make it look to be all at the spire end. I'm going to hope they can get it under control so that the rest is not affected.
 

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Heartbreaking. Went there with all of the people who meant the most to me...grandma, mom, late first husband. I’m wondering if the nearby Sainte Chapelle is ok? Where are the fire brigades? Gosh...and it’s Holy Week, leading to Easter.
 

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Heart-breaking - the spire has now collapsed into the body of the cathedral - hopefully they can salvage some of the priceless artefacts!!
 

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