Notre Dame’s spire, clock collapse due to fire

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PARIS, April 15. /TASS/. The top part of the spire and the clock of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral have collapsed as a result of the fire that broke out on Monday evening, the BFM channel reports from the site.

Preliminary information suggests that there have been no casualties in the fire, Reuters agency reports. Several hundred firefighters mobilized for Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral fire-fighting operation.

Earlier, TASS reported from the scene that the fire had engulfed new levels of the building and is now approaching its observation deck.

The fire at the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral has broken out at around 18:50 local time. As a result of the fire, the top part of the spire and the clock have collapsed. Numerous firefighter units are currently at the scene, a safety perimeter has been established around the cathedral, TASS reports.

 

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