Notre Dame: Blaze engulfs medieval icon – BBC News

Notre Dame: Blaze engulfs medieval icon – BBC News

It is one of the most famous buildings in the world. It has stood on the banks of the river Seine for more than 800 years. Tonight Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is completely engulfed by fire. Huge crowds gathered in the streets around it – many were in tears. Notre Dame took 200 years to build – it’s one of the greatest treasures of medieval architecture. Tonight it lies in ruins. BBC News at Ten’s breaking coverage of the decimation of one of the world’s most iconic buildings, with Sophie Raworth, Lucy Williamson and Fergal Keane. Please subscribe HERE

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  1. Well shit…now I'll never get to see Norte Dame, I kept saying once I had money again I'd go to Paris on my next trip to England, cross the English Channel and see historic Paris as well. But like missed opportunities to see celebrities who literally died less than a month after I had the chance to see them, I will never get to see this piece of 850 year history.

  2. Good old thick white smoke… and my oh my are those flames extremely bright.
    Also, how did they rule out arson within hours of it extinguished when it takes a significant amount of time to conduct an arson investigation.
    Unfortunately, something fishy is afoot

  3. A building with that amount of history and importance should have had someone on watch 24/7. Fires during construction or renovations are very common. It's possible the Elite did this to stop the Yellow vest movement! Your attempt did not work the Yellow vest are still active! Keep up the struggle!

  4. Go watch Paul Joseph Watson’s video on this. Everybody knows it was the muslim refugees who haven’t integrated with the French culture but have actually all but destroyed it. So sad.

  5. There's a complete media blackout in the Uk at the moment about the real situation of
    France and the Yellow Vest movement . Censorship is very fierce, even some journalists
    have been sent to jail . Please have a look at "Gilets Jaunes Paris acte 23" footages ,
    and please share some vids around .
    Many thanks , god bless !! Greetings from France

  6. Burning a French church with a weapon that was used in California, watching the iron in 20 seconds and strange in that weapon burning solid wood out of the middle and imagining what a man does to me to make money burning the peoples of the world

  7. Strange never I read information s manifest yellow west
    The France is dictature the manisfestation are prohibited
    The people are arrested for nothing
    The French ask ric frexit but Macron doesn t like
    Few people haven t hand or eyes for the policies violence
    À day the French people ask thrue at all journaliste than said nothing
    Free for the France
    Yellow west here for ever for have a life with dignités
    The people are arrested before the manifestation
    Don t forget a day the thrue arrive

  8. I ve heard a wise man said that this is all Macron plan and hes a mason, to ruin the Christianity.. hows that such iconic building have no cameras or midnight active firemans, and was forbiden to spill water from the air ( "could damage the wood and make more damage") even Trump said not to do it like that. Who the fuck you kidding??

  9. Any word on the Hunchback? Did he get out? I have a hunch he perished,. No longer a member of the Parish.. Yet will always be ours…our Humpback of Paris.

  10. Another church, destroyed by Islam invasion and government and media cannot speak publicly about this. Because that, will be assault on Islam and Muslims. With your humanitarian help, Europe gonna to be destroyed. Now you can see, for what is this EU and how its work.

  11. They could of put the fire out in about 5 mins…no matter how big the flames…with SOUND..!!
    Think it's a lot of hot air I tell you…some might say B/S… go check it out…2 young uni guys have found the frequency at which fire burns…go watch it…I kid you not…!…this was the work of the Illuminate..April is their month of "sacrifice by fire"…look it up…DO your research…you owe it to yourselves…
    May God be with us all…

  12. It's a real tragedy that the building that more or less watched over a country for decades has suffered such damage. On the bright side, the structure itself
    was mostly intact, thanks to the collective efforts of all those who put out the fires. I hope the reconstruction goes well, and that I may someday
    visit Paris to see Notre Dame in it's restored glory.

  13. The collapsing spire symbolizes the collapse of the Catholic Church as it implodes from the shock and disgrace of the revelation that most Catholic priests have always been child abusers — for TWO THOUSAND YEARS!! This Church is DONE — shut it down, and sell Notre Dame for conversion into a shopping mall.

  14. It's a great fire!!!!!Western countries should be punished!100 years ago, you invaded China and burned the Chinese park "Yuanmingyuan" . Now it's retribution!!!! F*ck Christian

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