Fire Erupts at Historic Rouen Cathedral

The spire of the gothic Rouen Cathedral caught fire, evoking memories of the Notre-Dame blaze. Painted by Claude Monet in the 19th century, the cathedral saw people staring in horror as smoke rose. Emergency services quickly evacuated the site and established a security cordon.

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 11-07-2024 16:15 IST | Created: 11-07-2024 16:15 IST
Fire Erupts at Historic Rouen Cathedral
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A fire broke out on Thursday at the spire of the Rouen Cathedral, a gothic landmark in Normandy, France. Emergency services promptly evacuated the historic cathedral, painted several times by Claude Monet in the 19th century. Television footage showed dark smoke rising from the site, with onlookers staring up in horror, evoking memories of the 2019 Notre-Dame fire in Paris. Authorities quickly set up a security cordon around the building.

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