Said to be an accident perhaps caused by restoration work
Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire. The images are showing large plumes of smoke and flames around scaffolding on the roof. PM Macron has canceled a schedule speaking engagement.
Pres. Trump has tweeted “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Catherdral in Paris”
The midevil cathedral was begun in 1160 and took to 1260 to largely complete. The cathedral is visited by 12 million people annually making it the most visited monument in Paris.
If was going through major restorations which may have been responsible for the fire. The spire of the cathedral is totally engulfed in flames as is parts of the roof structure.