Twitter users registered on Monday, April 15, several images of a fire in the famous cathedral of Notre Dame, in Paris, France.
In the images you could see a thick column of smoke recorded from different points of the city. According to the Spanish newspaper ABC, the police "cordoned off the area" and withdrew tourists. On the website of the newspaper La Vanguardia, meanwhile, he assured that "the fire may be linked to the works that are being made on the roof of the cathedral."
During the night, firefighters controlled the fire, according to France 24. No deaths were reported. CNN showed how the cathedral was after the fire went out.
Users of social networks recorded a vigil that took place around the famous church:
In the afternoon of Monday, different French personalities expressed themselves through Twitter and labels like #NotreDame and # Paris became a trend all over the world.
The president of France, Emanuel Macron, suspended a conference that was scheduled and wrote: "like all our compatriots, I am sad tonight to see that this part of us burns."
"A major fire is ongoing at Notre Dame, we must stay on the sidelines and evacuate the area and let the emergency services intervene," wrote Emmanuel Grégoire, first deputy to the Paris City Council.
Also in that social network, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, confirmed the fact and said that it is "a terrible fire."
The journalist of the French newspaper Le Monde, Jean Baptiste Chastand, broadcast live what was happening:
Heads of State, international news agencies, journalists and citizens also published images and videos. One of the most shocking was when the Cathedral Steeple fell:
Notre Dame Cathedral one of the oldest buildings in the world, built in Gothic style. Its construction began in 1163 and was completed in the year 1345.
This is a story in development that we will update as new facts happen.