A large fire broke out at the 856-year-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris at around 6:50 p.m. local time, causing the collapse of the cathedral's spire and the destruction of its roof. The flames were fully extinguished by Tuesday morning; two policemen and one firefighter sustained minor injuries as a result of the fire.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has called on the members of the EU legislature to collect funds for the restoration of the cathedral, along with the French heritage foundation and the US-based French Heritage Society, which launched fund-raising campaigns to help rebuild it. Additionally, French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault has pledged to donate, together with his father, as much as 100 million euros (over $113 million) for the reconstruction of the cathedral.
The centuries-old Gothic building saw a large part of the roof and its landmark spire collapse in a fire on 15 April while it was being renovated.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The draft law on the reconstruction of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, which was devastated by a huge blaze in April, was adopted by the lower chamber of the French parliament, the French parliamentary television channel reported.
A video released Monday by Paris’ Prefecture de Police shows drone footage over the historic Notre Dame Cathedral, depicting the church’s roof secured from the elements following a destructive fire earlier this month.
Residents living in the vicinity of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame de Paris have been warned of lead contamination resulting from the conflagration. The police have recommended cleaning the dust that settled after the inferno with wet wipes.
A ‘big umbrella' is to be placed over Notre Dame so that the craftsmen can work under it and begin to assess the damage, salvage material and decide what action will need to be taken to rebuild the cathedral.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Paris appreciates Moscow's proposal to assist in rebuilding the Notre Dame cathedral after it was partially destroyed by a devastating fire but a final decision regarding the rebuilding of the church has not been made yet, French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann told Sputnik.
After the French government announced an international competition to find a replacement for the spire destroyed in the cathedral fire, British designers haven’t missed the opportunity to respond with their ideas.
The origin of the Notre Dame fire was revealed to be the cathedral's roof, according to CNN, citing a police source.
The Crown of Thorns artifact was displayed to parishioners at a special Good Friday service in Paris. The relic was rescued from the horrendous conflagration that engulfed the Notre Dame de Paris earlier this week.
The fire that ravaged the iconic Parisian cathedral broke out on 15 April, devastating the famous landmark; an electrical short-circuit was later named by French authorities as the most likely cause of this tragedy.
The whole world watched the 856-year-old Notre Dame cathedral go up in flames earlier this week, with French prosecutors assuming that the most likely cause of the devastating blaze was an electrical short circuit.
The photograph led PolitiFact to claim that the image of “two smiling men”, who were allegedly doctored into the picture, was used to promote speculation about Muslim involvement in the Notre Dame fire.
Earlier, French media reported that investigators consider a short circuit as the possible cause of the fire at the iconic Paris cathedral.
The French authorities have invited Parisiens, firefighters and city officials to the Paris City Hall to take part in an event honouring those who helped save the historic cathedral and the relics it housed.
A massive fire broke out at Notre Dame late on Monday evening, causing the collapse of the cathedral's spire and two-thirds of its roof. The conflagration was only fully extinguished on Tuesday morning.
Live from Paris, as firefighters and emergency workers continue to inspect the damage at Notre Dame cathedral, which caught fire on Monday evening.
PARIS (Sputnik) - The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris will reopen in less than five years after a blaze ripped through the medieval building and destroyed its spire, French Culture Minister Franck Riester said on Thursday.
The priceless Paris landmark went up in flames on Monday evening; the battle to extinguish the blaze took nine hours.
The devastating fire broke out at Notre Dame de Paris on 15 April, causing the collapse of the cathedral's spire and two-thirds of its roof. President Emmanuel Macron has described the inferno as a "terrible tragedy" and promised to rebuild the 850-year-old cathedral within five years.
The priceless Paris landmark went up in flames on Monday evening, with the battle to extinguish the blaze taking nine hours.