July 23
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The large fire has been extinguished at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

At present, water continues to be discharged on its structures, Le Figaro reported.

Earlier it was reported that the fire was localized.

The large fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral broke out on Monday evening.

Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

The large fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris broke out Monday evening, the shaft of its towers collapsed, and its support structure was engulfed in flames, but the collapse of its façade and two towers were prevented.

The start of this fire is explained by the fact that restoration works were underway at the basilica, and these are considered one of the possible causes of this fire; that is why the building was surrounded by wooden scaffolding.

More than 400 firefighters were working to put out the fire. But due to the fear of collapse of the building, they did not use aviation to fight against this fire. 

History of France has burned down

French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe arrived at the scene of the fire.

The Head of State stated that the Notre Dame Cathedral is the center of life of all French people, and of French history that has burned down. He assured, however, that the cathedral would be restored.

Paris authorities have said that some of the relics kept in the cathedral were saved.

Armenia shares the emotion of France

“An immense sadness before these shocking images of Notre Dame of Paris,” Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wrote, in French, in his Twitter account. “Armenia shares the emotion of France.”

Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II expressed support to the French people in connection with this fire, and stated that he has followed this tragedy in Paris with heartache.

International Community Reaction

The Russian embassy in France has called the destruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral an irreplaceable loss for France as well as for the whole humanity.

The Russian Orthodox Church called what happened as a tragedy for the entire Christian world, but expressed the hope that there will be no human casualties and that the cathedral’s main sanctity, the crown of thorns—that was placed on the head of Jesus during the events leading up to his crucifixion—would not be damaged by the fire.

US President Donald Trump called this fire is a terrible sight, and he proposed using aviation to fight the fire.

And US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed condolences to the French people.

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