I learned about the fire from my younger brother who knew I had visited Notre Dame cathedral just a few months ago during my first trip to Europe. I immediately logged on to Twitter to see what was going on and had tears in my eyes just seconds after seeing the images of smoke billowing from the cathedral.
This is heartbreaking and I can’t believe this is happening. Notre Dame is one of France’s greatest landmarks. The flames seemed to start from the back of the cathedral and there isn’t a cause yet but this is tragic. The spiral, which is 96 meters high, has collapsed.