Thursday, July 11, 2024

Rouen: Fire in the cathedral tower

DER SPIEGEL Rouen: Fire in the cathedral tower 53 minutes. • 1 minute reading time The Cathedral of Rouen is the landmark of the northern French city, the impressionist Claude Monet painted it several times: Now a fire has broken out in the tower of the church building. The tower of the Gothic cathedral in the French city of Rouen in Normandy caught fire on Thursday, as videos show. The fire broke out in a part of the tower where work was taking place, the authorities said. The mayor of the city, Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, wrote on X that the cause was still unknown. "All public resources are being mobilized."