Paris' Notre Dame cathedral 'saved' after massive fire

Political analyst based in France and an Expert in Global Research Darrel Bradford Smith

The fire at the Notre Dame cathedral was first captured by the camera phones of tourists and local journalists with one of the first social media posts a video tweet of the smoke.

Paris and the world watched in shocked disbelief as the iconic cathedral burned through the night

Reports on Tuesday morning say that the fire is under control and 400 firefighters are standing down.

While the iconic spire of the 860-year old cathedral collapsed, the front towers remain standing.
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