THE ROOF of the historic French landmark, The Notre Dame collapsed Monday, leaving the world in shock and it’s day you won’t forget.
The Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris is a historic location, but on Monday, a roaring blaze ripped through the building, blowing smoke across the capital.
Flames burst through the roof of the cathedral, which had scaffolding around it. The fire quickly engulfed the spire, live TV pictures showed.
Hundreds of people on bridges around Notre Dame watched the horror scenes ‘like something out of a Hollywood movie.”
Firefighters cleared the area around the cathedral, which marks the very centre of the city.
French President Emmanuel Macron is reported to be set to visit the scene later tonight.
No casualties have been reported, and the incident is not thought to be linked to terror.
France 2 television reported that police were treating the incident as an accident.
President Emmanuel Macron cancelled an address to the nation that he had been due to give later on Monday evening.
“A terrible fire is underway at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris,” Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter.
US President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter that the fire was put out with “flying water tankers”.
“So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,” he wrote.
“Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”