BREAKING: Raging fire breaks out at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (VIDEO)
The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire. The fire started on the attic of the cathedral at about 1850 French time (5:50pm Nigerian time)
Notre-Dame de Paris (“Our Lady of Paris”) is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
Construction of the Cathedral begun in 1160 and was largely completed by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the following centuries.
As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris (Michel Aupetit). 12 million people visit Notre-Dame yearly, it thus being the most visited monument in Paris.
Paris major Anne Hidalgo asked citizens to respect security measures.