Source: Thomson Reuters, April 15, 2019
Firefighters struggle to prevent blaze in city’s central landmark from spreading
Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a huge loss for the city and for France.
Flames that began in the early evening burst rapidly through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and engulfed the spire, which collapsed, quickly followed by the entire roof.
As a huge plume of smoke wafted across the city and ash fell over a large area, Parisians watched, many of them at a loss for words.
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