Blaze under control at Notre-Dame cathedral

Blaze under control at Notre-Dame cathedral- News – NHK WORLD – English

The blaze that ravaged the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, one of the city’s iconic landmarks, was brought under control by firefighters about 10 hours after it broke out.

The cathedral, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, was badly gutted by the fire on Monday evening. Its 90 meter-high spire and about two-thirds of the roof collapsed.

The city’s authorities said one firefighter was seriously injured but it’s likely no one else was hurt, as the cathedral was closed to visitors at the time. They added that the fire may have started in or around the cathedral’s attic.

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