Fire Erupts at Spire of Historic Rouen Cathedral

Fire Erupts at Spire of Historic Rouen Cathedral

A fire broke out at the spire of the historic Rouen Cathedral in Normandy, France, leading to an evacuation of the site. Known for its cultural and historical significance, the cathedral was famously depicted in a series of paintings by Claude Monet in the 19th century. The fire began in an area where building works were being conducted, although the exact cause of the fire remains unknown.

Emergency services responded quickly, and a security cordon was established around the cathedral. The incident has drawn comparisons to the 2019 fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, which similarly affected a prominent French Gothic structure. The extent of the damage to the Rouen Cathedral is currently unclear.

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