The fire comes at the beginning of Holy Week, the week celebrating the days between Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and His Crucifixion on Good Friday and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters near the scene that he will seek worldwide help, including the "greatest talents" in the world, to rebuild Notre Dame.
Paris deputy mayor Emmanuel Gregoire said emergency services are trying to salvage the famed art pieces stored in the cathedral. "Like all our compatriots, I'm sad tonight to see this part of ourselves burn".
A major fire has broken out at the historic French Notre Dame Cathedral immortalized in literature and film.
The cathedral was immortalized in Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", published in 1831, and has always been a subject of fascination in popular culture as well as the traditional art world. He said that's because the cathedral is bricks, stone and mortar that is lovely and significant, but of most importance is the "suffering, death, and resurrection of the Lord". President Emmanuel Macron said the whole nation was distressed. A thought for all Catholics and for all French.
"It will never be the same" said 30-year-old Samantha Silva, tears welling in her eyes as she explained how she would always take foreign friends visiting Paris to the cathedral.
"Last January, I looked out over the Parisian skyline, all the more beautified by the cathedral's spire", he added.
A portion of Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral, as damage from the blaze progressed.
Far more to the French than just a tourist attraction, Notre Dame-"she", as the French refer to "Our Lady"-is very much a working church".
"Notre Dame is one of the world's great treasures, and we're thinking of the people of France in your time of grief", Obama said on Twitter.
Later, while in Minnesota for a speech on the economy, Trump called the fire "one of the true catastrophes" and said "the television images he'd watched during his flight were "a bad sight to behold".
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