Tell me that it’s not true

I know Parisian are very disappointed, and I feel for them.

I was surprised Notre-Dame Cathedral caught fire. As this cathedral is my most favourite place in Paris, I never go to Paris without visiting there (Please check 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019) . I hope the damage won’t expand anymore.

¶A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, but firefighters managed to save the shell of the stone structure and its two main bell towers from collapse. ¶Flames that began in the early evening burst rapidly through the roof of the eight centuries-old cathedral and engulfed the spire, which toppled, quickly followed by the entire roof. ¶The fire, after burning for about 8 hours, was largely extinguished by 0300 CET on Tuesday. Earlier, in addition to battling to prevent one of the main bell towers from collapsing, firefighters tried to rescue religious relics and priceless artwork. One firefighter was seriously injured – the only reported casualty. ¶“The worst has been avoided,” French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters at the scene shortly before midnight. […].

Full text is here.  Referenced from Reuters, 15 April, 2019

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