Monday, the Notre Dame Cathedral caught on fire due to an accident caused by renovations.

In the pictures below you can see just what a huge and catastrophic fire this was.

French President Emmanuel Macron said around 500 firefighters worked to stop and contain the fire. The main portion of the cathedral has been saved, in spite of the collapse of the spire and roof.

The Notre Dame Cathedral is 856-years-old

 

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