1. Fire engulfs the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Parisians are watching on in horror as a fierce blaze engulfs one of its most iconic landmarks: the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Firefighters are have been battling to save the 12th Century Gothic building, after the fire broke out in the early afternoon, local time.
The wood and lead spire has collapsed, as has the roof, and flames are now in one of the rectangular towers. A Notre Dame spokesman says the church’s entire wooden interior is in flames.
The cause of the fire unknown at this point, though local authorities are investigating if renovation work on the cathedral’s spire was a factor in starting or spreading the blaze.
— Alexandre Fremont (@alex_fremont) April 15, 2019