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France Vows to Rebuild Notre Dame After Devastating Blaze

  • Gothic monument gutted by fire, icon’s two bell towers saved
  • More than 500 firefighters mobilized to try to contain fire
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Macron Vows to Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral Ravaged by Fire
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It took more than 12 hours to fully extinguish the flames that ripped through Notre-Dame Cathedral. It will take many years for a shocked nation to restore one of its defining icons.

After the blaze was finally extinguished, authorities were left scrambling to assess the stability of the seriously damaged structure, and counting how many of the ancient relics housed in the monument had been saved.