Notre Dame Cathedral's roof and interior destroyed, towers and stonework remains

History goes up in flames

A man watches the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral burn, engulfed in flames, in central Paris on April 15, 2019. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP that the wooden structure supporting the roof was being gutted by the blaze. (Photo by Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP) (Photo credit should read GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images)

History goes up in flames

The entire world is watching as one of the most iconic cathedrals in the world is being engulfed by a fire that French authorities believe was started during a construction accident. The spire and dome of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris had been undergoing renovations. 

Below you can see religion expert Marek Halter describing the most vulnerable parts of the cathedral that may be completely lost do the fire. Another French official said on CNN that the cathedral bells are melting and if they fall, the tower will also collapse completely. Unfortunately, this seems like an increasingly likely scenario.

Meanwhile, our incompetent-in-chief suggested they do water drops from planes, something firefighting experts quickly said is the exact wrong thing to do in this situation as it could injure bystanders and do significant damage to the historical structure. 

Folks, we are witnessing history. Below is a compilation of updates via Twitter.

French journalist Nicolas Delesalle reports on the known losses inside the cathedral, most of it made from 24 hectacres of oaks that were cut in the 13th century. 

Nicolas Delesalle tweets

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