Notre Dame Cathedral was wrapped in flames on Monday. One of the most historic landmarks in the French capital was engulfed in flames Monday evening. But the facade and the main towers still stand. The fire was controlled in the early hours of Tuesday. A firefighter was injured.
The images showed flames and dense columns of smoke rising around the needle, which is surrounded by scaffolding. In the middle of the fire, the burning needle leaned to the side and then collapsed on the burning roof.
The fire quickly spread and took over the cathedral when the spectators rushed to see the destruction, even though the soot and ash fell on them.
The firefighters on the cranes sprayed water over the church in an attempt to calm the flames, and the smell of smoke emanated in the air. The French Interior Ministry said 400 firefighters have been mobilized to face the fire.
The cathedral is more than 850 years old.
Firemen: The fire has already been extinguished
The fire at Notre Dame Cathedral has been completely extinguished, the Paris Fire Brigade reported Tuesday.
Two policemen and a fireman were slightly injured in the work, he tweeted the fire service.