Black smoke could be seen from a distance billowing out from the top of the medieval cathedral, while flames leaped out from two of its bell towers. The sight stopped pedestrians in their tracks along the Seine River, which passes under the cathedral.
A dramatic video showed the cathedral’s main spire collapsed from the blaze. Local reports said the roof collapsed.
— Wladimir Garcin-Berson (@vladogb) April 15, 2019
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