Fire

15/04/2019 • 18:20:0016/04/2019 • 08:30:00View on timeline

On the afternoon of April 15, 2019, a fire started in Notre Dame Cathedral. The French police believes that an electrical short-circuit was the cause. Throughout the night, for about 15 hours, the whole world followed the firefighters' struggle to put out the fire, wondering what — if anything — would survive. 

We now know that the spire and the wood structure of the ceiling are gone, but the organ, the three rose windows and many of the relics and art objects have been saved. The videos and links below are a compilation of the media coverage of the tragedy and its aftermath.

Notre Dame Cathedral fire: What caused it and what happens next

Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre Dame Rose Windows: Were They Destroyed by the Fire?

What Will the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire Mean for the Catholic Imagination?

Parisians gather outside burning Notre Dame to sing hymns
Why the Notre Dame Cathedral burned so quickly, badly
Notre Dame fire: Drone footage shows extent of damage

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Published in 22/04/2019

Updated in 19/02/2021

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Invalid DateMajor restorationMajor restoration
Invalid DateFire
Invalid DateConsecration of the master altarConsecration of the master altar
Invalid DateRestoration of the great organRestoration of the great organ
Invalid DateConstruction of the South RoseConstruction of the South Rose
Invalid DateConstruction of the North RoseConstruction of the North Rose
Invalid DateConstruction of the West RoseConstruction of the West Rose
Invalid DateConstruction of the first spireConstruction of the first spire
Invalid DateThe first spire was dismantled
Invalid DateThe spire collapsed under the fire