Notre Dame Burns: Famous French Cathedral Damaged by Fire

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The famous french cathedral Notre Dame in flames monday, april 15th, 2019 (credit: Julien De Rosa/EPA)

Lindsey Miller, Editor in Chief

PARIS, France—Monday, April 15th, 2019, the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France caught fire during the day and burned for several hours; most of the damage occurring to the building’s oak roof and spire (both which had been constructed during the 13th century) (cnn.com).

Paris public prosecutor Remy Heitz made an announcement Tuesday saying, “-we are favoring the theory of an accident-” and that a comprehensive probe into the cause of the fire was currently being investigated (reuters.com).

Shortly after the fire, several wealthy French families pledged a total of over $500,000,000 to help restore the famous cathedral (cbsnews.com).In addition, renovations were already in motion before the fire, so several statues and artifacts were already off of the property before the fire took place; officials are still not sure if the renovation and fire are linked (chicagotribune.com).