INTERNET users spared no time mocking the Norte Dame’s blaze on its Wikipedia page after a devastating fire wrecked part of the iconic landmark this evening.
Under the Architecture section of the page, the cathedral’s functional status was edited to say: “On fire and dying inside :)”.
As the inferno raged on, the status was also updated to “On Fire”.
Its functional status has now been updated to say “Uknown (Fire damage) as firefighters saved the main structure of the cathedral from complete destruction.
Crews are still working to contain the flames the latest images show the damage from the inside the landmark.
Flames are still burning on the roof as debris covers the first rows of pews inside the cathedral.
Another image shows missing sections of the ceiling.
Dramatic photos show the damage caused by the blaze that destroy the 850-year-old’s church’s spire and much of its Gothic roof.
The fire broke out at 5.30pm local time this evening and 400 firefighters were deployed to battle the inferno.
About three or four hours are needed to contain the flames, a fire service spokesman said.
France’s Deputy Interior Minister Laurent Nunez said “the fire had decreased in intensity”.
Emmanuel Gregoire, the deputy mayor of Paris, said the cathedral had suffered “colossal damages”.
Police said there have been no deaths, but one firefighter has been “seriously injured” tackling the fire, according to reports.
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French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted: “Notre Dame of Paris in flames.
“Emotion of a whole nation. Thoughts go out to all Catholics and all of France. Like all our countrymen, I’m sad tonight to see this part of us burn.”
He later said: “We will rebuild.”
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