BREAKING NEWS: Notre Dame on fire in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris before the blaze

The 850 year old Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire.

Reports have been circulating on social media including video of the historically iconic building going up in flames.

Reports are still unclear but the blaze may have to do with recent renovation works according to the BBC.

Efforts are currently underway to combat the blaze as an area surrounding the building has been cleared.

 

Read BBC story

 

Video of the fire posted via twitter

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11 Comments

  1. Karl Orndem
    April 17, 2019

    Thats fine, France’s billionaires and millionaires have already pledged enough money to rebuild. 2 of their richest alone have put 600 million on just 2 days. Amazing how money shows up when the call fits the cause. Meanwhile there is world hunger and poverty. I do not urge anyone especially from dominica to donate to the rebuilding of their church. they have enough money to do it by themselves. And if they dont, they will go to Haiti and all the other african and polynesian countries they have power over and force them to give money like they normally do. If you think i lie, google it about how much money and why these countries pay France annually.

  2. Nuwave
    April 16, 2019

    The fall of babylon and all the evil that was done in this place.

    • dora
      April 16, 2019

      Indeed! The mere fact that there is a statue of satan looking down….just pure satanic.

      Yahweh said that he will never destroy the earth by water again in Genesis 9:15
      I will remember My covenant between Me and you and all living creatures: Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
      Have mercy father, just like sodom and gommorrah!

  3. April 15, 2019

    This is doubly sad, for regardless of one’s religious inclinations, historic churches are an important depository of craftsmanship. Master Craftsmen are now few and far between and little is being done to train future generations.

    Nearer to home, I have followed repairs to one Roseau’s historic houses. Over the years the building has deteriorated through neglect rather than damage by the elements. Whilst it is better to save the building by repair than to demolish, the work being done by a team of Cuban workers cannot be classed as restoration. The skilled carpentry done by your forefathers is being sent to the dump and replaced by second rate joinery.

  4. April 15, 2019

    You useless person shameless u just have to politics in it. Yes PM that burnt it down stop that jealousy go shake your bag where u sell your coal

  5. April 15, 2019

    830 years is a looooooong time for a building to remain standing. That should verify the huge difference between material that is used for building structures today, as compared to yesterday.

    I can still see my grandmother’s big mahogany bed, where we (all her grandchildren) gathered around her every night, to pray with her. She was still using it when I left Dominica in 1974, but her house was destroyed in 1979, through hurricane David

    Imagine the amount (number) of treasures destroyed through this fire

  6. Jacobean
    April 15, 2019

    Such a beautiful sight; always have been a must see on a visit to Paris.

  7. Gouvelma
    April 15, 2019

    I am looking at this unfolding on the TV and my mind is drawn to Dominica. On every side shown there is one or two or more fire tenders dousing the flame. Yes, I know that we do not have that much resources in Dominica however if a fire is to break out in Dominica the entire city would be flattened. The resources at the disposal of the Dominica fire service are obsolete. The government is still living in the early 1900’s and are of the mindset that the buildings are not close enough for a fire to spread. Let us pray that a situation lime that doesnt hit Dominica under the labor regime. Rise wicked be no more.

    • dora
      April 15, 2019

      Gouvelma, not because your name is government for you to refer everything to the government. What does comparing notre dame burning have to do with Dominica? Compare it to hell….tbc.

    • April 15, 2019

      Gouvelma, if that is the best response that you can come up with, certainly your mind (mental) condition is warped

  8. mine
    April 15, 2019

    So sad, beautiful church I went there on my vacation in Paris.

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