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Date: 7 days ago   Category: Society

"Heart of France burns": Notre Dame on fire


In the French capital in the evening one of its main symbols — Notre-Dame lit up on April 15. The roof and the well-known hundred-meter spire of the Photo collapsed: EPA/TASS Is updated in 00:39pozhar in Notre Dame on April 15 began at top levels of the building then began to extend promptly. Because of active ignition the well-known hundred-meter spire of cathedral and also a roof collapsed. Everything occurred in the face of eyewitnesses.The of moment the Notre-Dame cathedral spire collapsed#NotreDame latest: https://t.co/qtVHI2MEuGpic.twitter.com/Cc80Q3WcQQ — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) on April 15, 2019. The spire was made of an oak and covered with lead. The fire did not spare also hours. According to some information, the fire could begin on the construction woods — some time ago the part of the building began to be restored. According to the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, fire crews make all efforts to take the fire under control. On a photo and video by eyewitnesses in social networks strong puffs and the naked flame escaping from a temple basilica are visible. The movement on the island of Site on which there is a cathedral was blocked. Thousands of people watch the events. How the fire is lit in the French media, the journalist from Paris Anna Ayvazyan tells. Anna Ayvazyan is a journalist "The air goes on all big channels, it is quite terrible to observe and watch behind it in big air as heart of France in a sense, the most symbolical place for Parisians and for the French in general burns. Accident scale absolutely terrible, that is burns all roof, parts of cathedral which were constructed in the 12th century burn, that is these are directly original parts of cathedral, and the spire collapsed. And it is, of course, absolutely irreplaceable and terrible loss for the city. Of course, those who comment on it on the air, say that people cry around, and commentators mostly do not constrain the emotions". The Ministry of Internal Affairs of France stated that the framework of cathedral managed to be saved from collapse. According to local media, ignition arose on the construction woods — the part of the building was on restoration. About circumstances of the fire and volume as it was apprehended in France, Business FM was told by the journalist Natali Zhiron: Natali Zhiron is a journalist "The fire in a nave of cathedral began, people because in principle it is open, in my opinion, somewhere till eight o'clock were evacuated from there. And plus is a school break, it is a lot of people, somewhere in day it is visited to 30 thousand people. Then they surrounded Site, and the fire began to make the way on that perimeter where there are architectural works. Plus the most awful — a symbol which was watched by all on TV is a spire of cathedral which failed. It is necessary to tell that it is a masterpiece of world architecture, it in general is not subject to restoration". The president of France Emmanuel Macron postponed because of the fire the address to the nation after the big national debate and went to cathedral. The advice on Twitter was already given by the U.S. President Donald Trump who suggested to attract aircraft to fire suppression. According to the expert in the field of fire safety Konstantin Kaluzhin, in

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