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Notre Dame Cathedral in Rouen caught fire

Notre Dame Cathedral in Rouen caught fire
Notre Dame Cathedral in Rouen caught fire

The spire of the cathedral of the city of Rouen – dating back to the 12th century – is caught fire this Thursday morningThe images of the fire quickly went viral due to their similarity to what happened with the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 2019.

At least 70 firefighters and about 40 trucks participated in the operation to contain the fireAfter more than an hour of work, the director of the departmental rescue and fire service, Stéphane Gouezecstated that the fire was “checked” although for the moment the authorities They did not ensure that it has been extinguished.

The fire at the Cathedral in France

The fire started in the spire of Rouen Cathedral, located in northern France. This section of the building is being Refurbished since 2017which was surrounded by scaffolding and a white plastic cover that were affected by the fire.

Recognized as a Jewel of French medieval Gothic architecturethe cathedral dates back to the XII century and was painted several times by the impressionist artist Claude Monet in the 19th century, which gave it worldwide fame.

French television cameras captured the moment of the fire, when a thick column of smoke rose from one of the towers of the building. The mayor, Nicolas Mayer-Rossignolstated on his X account that “The origin of the fire is currently unknown. He added that “all public resources have been mobilized” to control the situation.

According to the statement Seine Maritime prefecture to AFP The fire broke out at the tip of the arrow, which is not made of wood but of metal, currently under restoration.“. In line with the firefighters’ operation, the prefecture asked “people not to go to the site so that rescuers can work.”

After arduous hours of work, the authorities of the Rouen fire brigade assured that the fire could be “checked“. Now, work is being done to finally extinguish the fire and be able to study What was the reason for it?.

Images of the fire at the Cathedral in France

The images of the event recalled what happened in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 2019. At that time, a fire broke out on the roof of the building, an incident that caused considerable damage to the building, including the collapse of the spire and part of the roof of the cathedral.

The authorities have not yet confirmed which are the caused damages to the structure of the building. Images captured by French television cameras and passers-by quickly became viral on social networks.

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A thick column of smoke was seen coming from the cathedral in France this morning.

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The prefecture asked citizens not to approach the area where the incident occurred.

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The fire occurred in the spire of the building, which was built in the 12th century.

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At least 70 firefighters and 40 trucks worked in the area to control the fire.

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The fire reached - above all - the plastic that covered the area that was being renovated.

The fire reached – above all – the plastic that covered the area that was being renovated.

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