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In the burning Cathedral of Notre Dame began a special mission to rescue works of art. It is reported by Le Monde with reference to the Deputy mayor of the French capital Emmanuel Gregoire.
According to him, before rescuers were tasked to avoid the danger of collapse, which could lead to victims, including among tourists. After the members of the fire service reported no casualties, they switched to saving the values.
At the same time the representative of the Cathedral Andre Fino stressed that all the sacred items are kept in the sacristy, so they are in no danger. In the Cathedral, in particular, is the crown of thorns of Christ, delivered in 1239.
The fire alarm system in the Cathedral of Notre Dame worked on 15 April at about 18:30 local time. Burned the roof of the Cathedral, then struck the steeple and clock of the Cathedral. Suspected cause of the fire could be the restoration of the building in which the Cathedral was erected of the forest with a height of 100 meters.
Notre Dame Cathedral — Catholic Church in the centre of Paris, one of the symbols of the French capital. It was built nearly two hundred years.
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