The 850-year-old medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, one of France’s most famous landmarks, was damaged in a massive fire.
The fire began at around 18:30 and quickly reached the roof of the cathedral, destroying its stained-glass windows and the wooden interior before toppling the spire.
The fire was fully fully extinguished some 15 hours after it began, ravaged the 850-year-old building’s roof and caused its spire to collapse.
This is the seventh church in a month that has been caught in fire.
As previously reported , a young black metal musician, Holden Matthews , has been arrested in connection with a string of church burnings, while 18-year-old Jillian Nicole Robinson set fire to two church buildings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orem, Utah. She also wrote “Satan Lives” on the door jam in permanent marker.
And recently, it was reported , that Jacob Lowenstein , the 28-year-old drummer for the New Zealand black metal band IGNI , has been charged with setting two Mormon churches on fire.