The Notre Dame cathedral was built in the 13th Century and draws 13 million visitors a year
Firefighters are trying to control “terrible” Notre Dame fire, Paris mayor says, “A terrible fire is underway at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The fire brigade are trying to control the fire. We are mobilized locally in close connection with church authorities. I ask everyone to respect the security perimeter.”
The medieval cathedral was completed in the 13th Century and today, with its towers, spire, flying buttresses and stained glass, is considered a feat of architecture as much as a religious symbol.
It is one of Paris’ most popular attractions, drawing an estimated 13 million visitors a year.
Today, it is in flames.
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