Notre Dame fire – Internet users mock blaze on cathedral’s Wikipedia page after inferno rocks Paris

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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 :)”.

Internet trolls updated the Functional Status to this while the Notre Dame was up in flames
Internet trolls updated the Functional Status to this while the Notre Dame was up in flames
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The status of the iconic landmark was later updated to reflect that is unknown the extent of the damage
The status of the iconic landmark was later updated to reflect that is unknown what the extent of the damage is
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A fire broke out at Notre Dame at 5.30pm local time and flames were still burning more than five hours later
A fire broke out at Notre Dame at 5.30pm local time and flames were still burning more than five hours later
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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.


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.”

The cathedral's functional status was also update to just say 'On Fire'
The cathedral’s functional status was also update to just say ‘On Fire’
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This image shows the damage inside the cathedral as a fire can still be seen burning in the ceiling
This image shows the damage inside the cathedral as a fire can still be seen burning in the ceiling
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This photo shows the flames through damage in the Notre Dame's ceiling
This photo shows the flames through damage in the Notre Dame’s ceiling
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Crews are battling to put out the flames, which had largely been contained by the time they went inside the church
Crews are battling to put out the flames, which had largely been contained by the time they went inside the church
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This aerial shot shows the scale of how much the fire had spread
This aerial shot shows the scale of how much the fire had spread
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