Fire in Notre Dame: We Know
- A big fire occurred at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday
- The cathedral where the renovation took place suffered great damage
- No Fatalities
- The construction of Notre Dame began in 1163. and was completed in 1345.
At the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the iconic spire collapsed after a fire on Monday. Video showed a part of the cathedral roof that broke into the fire.
"Everything is burning, nothing will stay out of the frame," said Andre Finot, spokesman for Notre Dame. By Monday evening, Jean-Claude Gallet, the head of Paris, told reporters that he thought firefighters were able to save the cathedral's landmark rectangular towers from blaze.
Gallet said: "We now believe that the two Notre Dame towers have been rescued," Reuters reported. "We now believe that the main structure of Notre Dame has been preserved and preserved." There was still a danger that some interior structures might collapse, he said.
The Deputy Mayor of Paris Emmanuel Gregoire said the cathedral had suffered "enormous damage". President Emmanuel Macron came to the scene to see the damage and met with emergency officers
at the French Ministry of the Interior, Sécurité Civile, said the French Ministry of the Interior, hundreds of members of the Paris fire brigade. Fire control and save your historical structure. The agency said weed "all the tools used, except for water bombing aircraft, which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire cathedral structure."
President Emmanuel Macron: "We Will Restore".
French President Emmanuel Macron contacted the nation on Monday evening. Macron called the fire a "terrible tragedy" and confirmed that the cathedral's stone facade and the two main towers escaped the collapse during the destruction.
"I'm telling you this evening – we'll build this cathedral together. and we will do it in the coming years. From tomorrow, a national donation scheme will be launched, which will continue beyond our borders, said Macron.
The Tragedy of the World for the Fire
Deputy Mayor Christophe Girard, responsible for culture, said that the massive fire in the historic Notre Dame Cathedral is a "tragedy for the world." He spoke to CBSN because the fire continued to burn, and said that some priceless paintings and other things had been saved.
Dramatic pictures of the destruction of fire  On Monday, dramatic videos and photos of almost 900 years of the roof of a cathedral and a tower burning in flames and huge quantities of smoke are being broadcast in various social media from its roof.
Destroyed by the Cathedral's world-famous stained glass
Ile de la Cité, an island in Seine where the cathedral is located, was evacuated. Thousands of spectators gathered on the banks of the river to watch the terrible scene
Some of the assets of Notre Dame were saved , although officials still have to release the entire inventory of what was saved from the fire and what was lost. According to Reuters, the centuries-old thorn crown made of reeds and gold was safely extracted, and the 13th-century French King Saint Louis used a tunic, said Notre Dame's administrative clerk, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet. However, the firefighters tried to drag the large paintings of the cathedral in time
Reason for investigation
Institutions have not yet released any information on the cause of the fire and said it will be investigated. Fire can include renovation work that has been carried out locally, said fire service. A large part of the scaffolding covered part of the roof as part of a $ 6.8 million project before the fire began.
The Vatican expresses "great shock and sadness"
The Vatican expressed "great shock and sadness" about the fire at Notre Dame, which occurred during the Holy Week leading up to the Great Friday and Easter. It is called the "symbol of Christianity in France and the world" by the cathedral.
The Vatican said in a statement: "We express our closeness to the French Catholics and the people of Paris and we guarantee prayers for firefighters and those who do everything possible to face this dramatic situation.
President Short: "It's part of our culture"
President Short he commented on the fire on Monday afternoon when he attended a round table conference in Minnesota, calling him "terrible sight."
"This is one of the world's greatest treasures," he said. big cathedral and I was there, I saw it, and there is no cathedral in the world.
The President added, "It looks like he is burning the earth."
Epic History of the Notre Dame Department
The Notre Dame was built in 1163. VII and completed in 1345. The Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a worldwide Parisian icon and a place for some of the most important moments in French history. England Henry VI crowned in 1431 Inside the Cathedral and in 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte was reigned in the Department of the French Emperor.
The Cathedral receives almost 13 million visitors a year and is home to exceptional religious items, paintings, sculptures and other invaluable works of art.
After the stone cracks, renovation was performed, so the fear that the structure might become unstable. CBS News Roxana Saberi 2018 March. It has been reported that the rain, snow and pollution of the year have been reduced by the flying fortresses on which the cathedral is based.
James Shepherd, director of storage and equipment at the Washington National Cathedral on Monday spoke to CBSN about the epic story of Notre Dame.
"This is the story of the 800-year-old people who went there and worshiped there, and the accumulation of culture," Shepherd said. "All of this will have to be taken into consideration when trying to repair this church and save it after this devastating fire."
The pastor spoke of "stunning and exceptional stained glass" by Notre Dame, which seems to have been destroyed by fire. He called them "absolutely priceless and some of the best examples of European stained glass."
"It's a cultural devastating moment for the city, country, and world of Paris," Shepherd said.