Firefighters contained a major fire at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday.
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Parts of the 12th-century landmark cathedral collapsed in the massive fire and nearby residents were evacuated. Throngs of tourists and locals gathered nearby to watch and take images of the fire.
Paris fire commander Jean-Claude Gallet said hundreds of firefighters were able to stop the flames from spreading to the north tower belfry, and the Paris police chief said the structure had been saved from total destruction.
“Like all our countrymen, I’m sad tonight to see this part of us burn,” French President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet.
Notre-Dame de Paris en proie aux flammes. Émotion de toute une nation. Pensée pour tous les catholiques et pour tous les Français. Comme tous nos compatriotes, je suis triste ce soir de voir brûler cette part de nous.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 15, 2019
According to initial media reports, there are no deaths connected to the fire. It’s not immediately clear if anyone was hurt in the fire.
The cathedral is undergoing a $6.8 million renovation project.