Earlier this morning, news spread that the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was engulfed in flames. Tourists and locals watched in awe as one of the city's most famous and historic landmarks of all time went up in flames. Since this afternoon, the fire has continued to blaze despite the local fire department's best efforts. The Weather Network just confirmed that Paris will receive rain showers tonight which may help extinguish the ongoing fire at Notre Dame cathedral.
For hours, the cathedral has been submerged in massive flames. Videos and photos of the landmark in flames have been shared all over Twitter, shocking readers across the globe. Justin Trudeau just shared his sentiments on the fire via Twitter and in reaction, many Canadians began sending their condolences to Paris.
Just 15 minutes ago, The Weather Network confirmed via Twitter that an approaching cold front could bring rain showers to the area, which would definitely help smother the flames at Notre Dame.
You can read the full tweet below.
An approaching cold front may bring showers to the area, but the damage to Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral is already e… https://t.co/lWSwitjPJd— The Weather Network (@The Weather Network)1555357976.0
As we already know, the structure has been significantly damaged. As Narcity reported earlier, images and videos showed the entire structure immersed in billowing smoke and flames. In a tweet from Reuters Top News, they confirmed that the cathedral's roof has completely collapsed.
Regardless, Paris Firefighters continued to extinguish the flames in an effort to save the building and the surrounding areas from further damage.
Un dispositif exceptionnel est mis en place pour éteindre l'incendie #NotreDame #Paris : 400 pompiers sont mobilisé… https://t.co/FIu9IBVnar— Ministère de l'Intérieur (@Ministère de l'Intérieur)1555354705.0
Just two hours ago, President Emmanuel Macron shared his condolences to the people of Paris, confirming that the cathedral was still in flames. The tweet translates to "Our Lady of Paris in flames. Emotion of a whole nation. Thought for all Catholics and for all French. Like all our countrymen, I'm sad tonight to see this part of us burn."
Firefighters have been struggling to extinguish the fire at the cathedral for hours now. According to the Weather Network, thick clouds of smoke have filled the city due to the moderate temperature and lack of winds in the city.
Instaurer un périmètre de sécurité, évacuer les riverains, combattre sans relâche les flammes… Les forces de… https://t.co/8ulN48fgIQ— Ministère de l'Intérieur (@Ministère de l'Intérieur)1555359549.0
Since the fire began, more than 400 firefighters have reportedly been on the scene trying to manage the flames. To no luck, the fire has continued to burn down the historic landmark. Luckily, rain showers may help end the massive flames after all.
According to the Weather Network's predictions, cold showers are expected to begin early tomorrow morning at around 6 AM local time. At this point, the flames are so large that only rain could help put out this massive fire and smother the embers that will likely still be burning throughout the night.