Spire collapses as fire ravages NotreDame cathedral Paris. The spire of the iconic Paris Notre Dame Cathedral has collapsed as a result of a major fire that engulfed the roof of the landmark tourist attraction an hour earlier.
The spire itself, made of wood and covered with lead, has long been in a bad shape as the elements of the construction dating back to the mid-nineteenth century have been damaged by weather, pollution and time.
The cause of the fire is still unknown. The top of the Gothic architecture jewel was under renovation with scaffolding covering some parts of the spire.