The Fires of Notre-Dame

Written by Sally Shakkour

A huge fire has broken out at Notre-Dame Cathedral, which dates back to 1345, in Paris on Monday night. The Cathedral is also considered one of France's main landmarks.

Firefighters and Priests have risked their lives to save priceless historical artefacts and religious relics from the burning flames.

On the other hand, French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted: "As all citizens, tonight I'm sad to see this part of us burning."
 

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The steeple of the landmark the Notre-Dame Cathedral collapses as it is engulfed in flames in central Paris on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

The steeple of the landmark the Notre-Dame Cathedral collapses as it is engulfed in flames in central Paris on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L), and French President Emmanuel Macron (3rd L) gather near the entrance of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, as flames engulf its roof on April 15, 2019. PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L), and French President Emmanuel Macron (3rd L) gather near the entrance of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, as flames engulf its roof on April 15, 2019. PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP

People look at the fire engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris from the quai de la Tournelle on the banks of the Seine river on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

People look at the fire engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris from the quai de la Tournelle on the banks of the Seine river on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

People look at the fire engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris from the quai de la Tournelle on the banks of the Seine river on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

People look at the fire engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris from the quai de la Tournelle on the banks of the Seine river on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

A Firefighter douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP

A Firefighter douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP

A Firefighter douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP

A fire fighter douses the flames during a fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP

A fire fighter douses the flames during a fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP

A fire fighter douses the flames during a fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP

First images from inside Notre Dame cathedral as the devastating fire continues to burn.  (Twitter)

First images from inside Notre Dame cathedral as the devastating fire continues to burn. (Twitter)

People watch as Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral burns late into the night on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris.  A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019. ludovic MARIN / AFP

People watch as Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral burns late into the night on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019. ludovic MARIN / AFP

This general view from the entrance shows smoke rising in front of the altar cross at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019, after a fire engulfed the building. PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP

This general view from the entrance shows smoke rising in front of the altar cross at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019, after a fire engulfed the building. PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP

The steeple of the landmark the Notre-Dame Cathedral collapses as it is engulfed in flames in central Paris on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
The steeple of the landmark the Notre-Dame Cathedral collapses as it is engulfed in flames in central Paris on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L), and French President Emmanuel Macron (3rd L) gather near the entrance of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, as flames engulf its roof on April 15, 2019. PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L), and French President Emmanuel Macron (3rd L) gather near the entrance of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, as flames engulf its roof on April 15, 2019. PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP
People look at the fire engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris from the quai de la Tournelle on the banks of the Seine river on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
People look at the fire engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris from the quai de la Tournelle on the banks of the Seine river on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
People look at the fire engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris from the quai de la Tournelle on the banks of the Seine river on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
People look at the fire engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris from the quai de la Tournelle on the banks of the Seine river on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
A Firefighter douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP
A Firefighter douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP
A Firefighter douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP
A fire fighter douses the flames during a fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP
A fire fighter douses the flames during a fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP
A fire fighter douses the flames during a fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP
First images from inside Notre Dame cathedral as the devastating fire continues to burn.  (Twitter)
First images from inside Notre Dame cathedral as the devastating fire continues to burn. (Twitter)
People watch as Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral burns late into the night on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris.  A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019. ludovic MARIN / AFP
People watch as Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral burns late into the night on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019. ludovic MARIN / AFP
This general view from the entrance shows smoke rising in front of the altar cross at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019, after a fire engulfed the building. PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP
This general view from the entrance shows smoke rising in front of the altar cross at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019, after a fire engulfed the building. PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP