This timeline shows exactly how a huge fire engulfed the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of Europe’s most celebrated religious buildings, was devastated by a fire Monday night. The fire began at around 6.30 p.m. local time, and burned until the next morning. While the cathedral’s main structure survived, the roof and spire were destroyed in the blaze. The timeline below shows how the fire developed. Visit for more stories.

Thousands stood in disbelief on Monday night as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of Paris’ most iconic historical monuments, became engulfed in flames. 

The cathedral, built several hundred years ago, was renowned for its impressive Gothic architecture and housed scores

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