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Fire Services Strive to Save Northern Tower, Artworks of Notre Dame


7Dnews London

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 20:41 GMT

French fire services said that it's 'not sure' if Notre-Dame fire can be stopped, AFP has reported On Monday April 15th.

However, the services at the scene added that all efforts being directed at preventing a collapse of Northern Tower and saving the artworks inside the Cathedral.

Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron has canceled his planned speech to the nation in light of the "terrible fire" underway at Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral, said an official at the president's Elysee office.

The news came as the fire spread towards the giant spire of the cathedral, as crowds gathered in nearby squares.

The accident started on Monday afternoon when a spokesperson from the fire department said that a fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris, without giving details or the cause of the blaze.

Smoke could be seen billowing out from the top of the medieval cathedral, as flames lept out besides its two bell towers, a Reuters witness said.