A fire broke out on Thursday atop the spire of the medieval Notre Dame Cathedral in France’s Rouen during renovation work. The cathedral, renowned for its historical significance and paintings by Claude Monet, emitted a dark plume of smoke visible from the streets below, video on social media showed. Emergency services swiftly responded, evacuating the cathedral and establishing a security cordon. Authorities confirmed no casualties and managed to bring the blaze under control. The extent of damage to the iconic landmark remains uncertain as investigations continue. France Unrest: Riots Break Out in Paris After Marine Le Pen’s National Rally Takes Early Lead in French Legislative Election, Shops Damaged and Vehicles Set Ablaze by Rioters (See Pics and Videos).

Rouen Cathedral Fire

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