The historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was ravaged by a fireplace on Monday. Video posted to social media reveals the 750-ton spire that stood atop the cathedral collapse because the roof burns.
It’s unclear what induced the fireplace however officers are treating it as unintentional, Reuters reported.
The hearth could have been linked to renovation work being accomplished on the cathedral. The cathedral was present process a $6.eight million renovation when the fireplace broke out, in line with the Related Press.
“The lead that protects the wood spire from the weather, which dates from the mid-nineteenth century, has fallen into disrepair, and due to water injury to the wood construction beneath, is structurally compromised,” in line with the Notre Dame web site. “The copper statues of the twelve apostles and the symbols of the evangelists are additionally in poor situation.”
You’ll be able to watch dwell protection of the fireplace under:
Video Reveals Notre Dame Spire Collapse
Movies posted to social media confirmed the spire collapse as flamed billowed on either side of the roof.
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