July 19, 2024

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Tower of Notre Dame Cathedral catches fire in Rouen, France: Area ordered to evacuate

Tower of Notre Dame Cathedral catches fire in Rouen, France: Area ordered to evacuate
A fire broke out in the spire of the cathedral in Rouen, France

Fire affects the needle French city’s Gothic cathedral Rouen (Normandy, Northwest), renovation work is underway, which triggered the severe fire at Notre Dame in Paris in April 2019 to varying degrees.

A fire broke out in the tower of the cathedral in the French city of Rouen in the Normandy region on Thursday. (EFE/Préfet De Normandie Et De La Seine-maritime via X)

This was revealed by the city’s mayor who shared a photo of smoke billowing from the cathedral. Our Lady of Rouen (Notre-Dame de Rouen).

mayor, Nicolas Mayer-RosignolPublished in X “At present, the origin of the fire is not known,” he said. He added that “all public resources have been mobilized” to douse the fire.

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Debut d’incendi en cours sur la bléche de la cathedral d @Rouen. State of origin à CE. All public movements are mobile. Merci de Facilitator Leur intervention. pic.twitter.com/Lnu1vMrw5p

— Nicolas Mayer-Rosignol (@NicolasMayerNMR) July 11, 2024

The local fire service SDIS76 said it raised the alarm at noon (1000 GMT). 33 vehicles and 63 firefighters were at the scene. The square in front of the cathedral is closed to the public.

“There was a fire at the tip of the needle, which was made of metal, not wood.”He pointed out AFP Province of the Seine-Maritime department.

The monument is being “reconstructed”.he added.

A fire broke out in the spire of the cathedral in Rouen, France

Thick smoke billowed from a platform where work was going onAccording to television footage, some witnesses indicated that the intensity of the smoke had subsided around 12:30 p.m. (10:30 GMT).

A fire broke out in the spire of the cathedral in Rouen, France

It is not clear if the wooden structure of the tower caught fire.

The spire of the Gothic cathedral in the French city of Rouen in Normandy caught fire during renovation work (REUTERS/Jeremy Collado)

A fire in the wooden structure of the roof was responsible for the major damage suffered by Madrid Cathedral in 2019. Notre Dame de ParisFamous all over the world, its renovation is about to be completed.

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The cathedral has been evacuated and a security perimeter has been erectedsaid the governor.

People should “stay away to give emergency personnel room to work,” he said.

The Roeun Cathedral According to its website, it began construction in the 12th century, and work continued for centuries until it reached its current form.

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