Notre Dame: Blaze engulfs medieval icon - BBC News

  • Published on Apr 15, 2019
  • It is one of the most famous buildings in the world. It has stood on the banks of the river Seine for more than 800 years. Tonight Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is completely engulfed by fire.
    Huge crowds gathered in the streets around it - many were in tears. Notre Dame took 200 years to build - it's one of the greatest treasures of medieval architecture. Tonight it lies in ruins.
    BBC News at Ten’s breaking coverage of the decimation of one of the world’s most iconic buildings, with Sophie Raworth, Lucy Williamson and Fergal Keane.
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  • Nature Love
    Nature Love 12 hours ago

    im not french but im in tears for french people , godbless perhaps somehow it can be resovled in best of ways i hope . some beautiful architecture work.

  • Catalin Amdt
    Catalin Amdt 10 days ago

  • Aski Ori
    Aski Ori 16 days ago

    *Amazon Forest
    Pulled A Notre Dame*

  • Mdtareq Rahman
    Mdtareq Rahman 17 days ago

    See the (I,Pet goat) animation short film. What is happening in all over world.

  • Ripon hossain
    Ripon hossain 20 days ago

    Varg vikernes where are you?

  • Michael Jack
    Michael Jack 22 days ago

    End Time prophecy🤔
    Solar calendar ?
    Mayan calendar 2012 suppose world End 🤔
    Kalyug calendar : 5121 years including 33AD Jesus crucifixion by ancient king

    VIPER GAMING 23 days ago

    i Watch this in 2012 in cartoon animated film ( i pet goat 2)

  • Tom mei
    Tom mei 24 days ago +1

    Please make some news about Amazon Rainforest 😢

  • Targeted Individual
    Targeted Individual 27 days ago

    Was it worth it, Paris?

  • Linzy Palmer
    Linzy Palmer Month ago

    Where the bells saved? That’s what I want to k.

  • pcgamer 1
    pcgamer 1 Month ago +1

    lol white pig skin people crying over this and even want to blame it on other people when we all know it was an accident. Fuck Notre Dam fuck white people

  • Tadek YouTube
    Tadek YouTube Month ago

    I was in Cologne Germany when this happened and I was so shocked

  • Jar Sosa
    Jar Sosa 2 months ago +2

    Frollo looking for Esmeralda

  • Aimee Thomson
    Aimee Thomson 2 months ago

    Terrible, looked like a crib

    • Aimee Thomson
      Aimee Thomson 2 months ago

      Mindless people, if that's what caused it!

  • Tman Bricks
    Tman Bricks 2 months ago

    I’ll still remember this day as the titanic anniversary

  • Chris L
    Chris L 2 months ago

    Good 😂🤣😂🤣 WWII you Rats!

  • Charlotte palmer
    Charlotte palmer 2 months ago

    Such a shame. It was a big part in lots of things.. It even got starred in a Disney film.. Such a shame. It was a beautiful building.

    SHENYONG YE 2 months ago

    It's a great fire!!!!!Western countries should be punished!100 years ago, you invaded China and burned the Chinese park "Yuanmingyuan" . Now it's retribution!!!! F*ck Christian

  • Hyper Thorpe
    Hyper Thorpe 3 months ago +1

    It's a sign that religion is dying

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    Bitcoin donation 3 months ago

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  • Rep0007
    Rep0007 3 months ago

    The collapsing spire symbolizes the collapse of the Catholic Church as it implodes from the shock and disgrace of the revelation that most Catholic priests have always been child abusers -- for TWO THOUSAND YEARS!! This Church is DONE -- shut it down, and sell Notre Dame for conversion into a shopping mall.

  • Velcro Crab
    Velcro Crab 3 months ago

    It's a real tragedy that the building that more or less watched over a country for decades has suffered such damage. On the bright side, the structure itself
    was mostly intact, thanks to the collective efforts of all those who put out the fires. I hope the reconstruction goes well, and that I may someday
    visit Paris to see Notre Dame in it's restored glory.

  • Marian Tarcea
    Marian Tarcea 3 months ago

  • nativetexanful
    nativetexanful 3 months ago +1

    It was probably the work of Muslim vandals.

  • Myrna Leon
    Myrna Leon 3 months ago +1

    Please don’t let the secularists led by Macron near this priceless , holy house of God! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • jackrussell
    jackrussell 4 months ago

    They could of put the fire out in about 5 matter how big the flames...with SOUND..!!
    Think it's a lot of hot air I tell you...some might say B/S... go check it out...2 young uni guys have found the frequency at which fire burns...go watch it...I kid you not...!...this was the work of the Illuminate..April is their month of "sacrifice by fire"...look it up...DO your owe it to yourselves...
    May God be with us all...

  • W.D Gaster
    W.D Gaster 4 months ago +2

    Guess frollo did actually burn notre dame

  • Scorpion
    Scorpion 4 months ago +1

    Another church, destroyed by Islam invasion and government and media cannot speak publicly about this. Because that, will be assault on Islam and Muslims. With your humanitarian help, Europe gonna to be destroyed. Now you can see, for what is this EU and how its work.

  • Kane TechTips
    Kane TechTips 4 months ago


  • Quantamios Howler
    Quantamios Howler 4 months ago

    Let us have a moment of silent for this piece of art.
    Or just press f.

  • Timothy H
    Timothy H 4 months ago

    Any word on the Hunchback? Did he get out? I have a hunch he perished,. No longer a member of the Parish.. Yet will always be ours...our Humpback of Paris.

  • richard sciuk
    richard sciuk 4 months ago

    Suzanna maria Emmanuel explains sovereign lord Emmanuel’s book...the truth will set us free.

  • Beerus God of Destruction

    I ve heard a wise man said that this is all Macron plan and hes a mason, to ruin the Christianity.. hows that such iconic building have no cameras or midnight active firemans, and was forbiden to spill water from the air ( "could damage the wood and make more damage") even Trump said not to do it like that. Who the fuck you kidding??

  • anduyin wuruien
    anduyin wuruien 4 months ago



    The priest caught performing sexual rituals on small boys before fire breakout!!!!

  • Brigitte caprin
    Brigitte caprin 4 months ago

    Strange never I read information s manifest yellow west
    The France is dictature the manisfestation are prohibited
    The people are arrested for nothing
    The French ask ric frexit but Macron doesn t like
    Few people haven t hand or eyes for the policies violence
    À day the French people ask thrue at all journaliste than said nothing
    Free for the France
    Yellow west here for ever for have a life with dignités
    The people are arrested before the manifestation
    Don t forget a day the thrue arrive

  • tirigou samir
    tirigou samir 4 months ago

    Burning a French church with a weapon that was used in California, watching the iron in 20 seconds and strange in that weapon burning solid wood out of the middle and imagining what a man does to me to make money burning the peoples of the world

  • Colours I
    Colours I 4 months ago +1

    I think muslims must be banned from using English language because its Christians language.

    • John Laurens
      John Laurens 4 months ago +1

      @Colours I You need to grow the fuck up and accept that there are other people on this planet, that you may not like. In no way, shape or form does it mean I support terrorism if I am defending peoples rights to live and enjoy their culture. Muslim, Jewish, Christianity etc. it all comes from a main concept and idea. I'm sure you wouldn't like people saying things like this about you if you were Muslim. I personally have no issues with them. If they're not hurting anyone (which they have, but so has Christianity, more so), they deserve a right to be on this planet. You are immature and immoral, your mind is slim, and you need to be able to see the social side of this.

    • Colours I
      Colours I 4 months ago

      @John Laurens hence you support terrorism.well.. Imagine "a world without Muslims".how cool would it be yeaa!!!.. This planet is not for Muslims if I am to be straight.and there are millions and billions who holds the same thought. what in world are you doing kid?!!

    • John Laurens
      John Laurens 4 months ago

      Azi Sangtam because in a world where one of the primary languages is English, it would be a great asset to be able to speak it, like Chinese or French. Stop being immature

    • Colours I
      Colours I 4 months ago

      @John Laurens offcourse.. Anybody can speak English,be it satanist,atheist, Buddhist,hindu, or whatever...restriction is imposed exclusively on bloody Muslims, for instance nobody speak Muslim.. So why the hell do they speak English!!!

  • Richard Wagner
    Richard Wagner 4 months ago


  • QuarioQuario54321
    QuarioQuario54321 4 months ago

    I want it gone forever

  • Frida Standup
    Frida Standup 4 months ago +6

    There's a complete media blackout in the Uk at the moment about the real situation of
    France and the Yellow Vest movement . Censorship is very fierce, even some journalists
    have been sent to jail . Please have a look at "Gilets Jaunes Paris acte 23" footages ,
    and please share some vids around .
    Many thanks , god bless !! Greetings from France

  • Sonia Boury
    Sonia Boury 4 months ago

    What a Beautiful sight!!!

  • Alexandra the wolf
    Alexandra the wolf 4 months ago


  • Rick Darby
    Rick Darby 4 months ago +1

    The Muslims are coming the Muslims are coming.

  • Calypso Mariana M.
    Calypso Mariana M. 4 months ago

    I blame Frollo.

  • diezeled
    diezeled 4 months ago

    Anyone that does not think Muslims were not behind this has their head in the sand!

  • Robert Hill
    Robert Hill 4 months ago +6

    Quickest fire investigation in history.
    BBC discovered the cause while it was still burning. Amazing work.

    • Rick Darby
      Rick Darby 4 months ago

      @Ultra Instinct Goku Muslim is not a race you dumbass it's a religion so there is nothing racist about it. Keep pulling the race card pussy

    • Ultra Instinct Goku
      Ultra Instinct Goku 4 months ago

      @Rick Darby this whole commentary is just racist and you are one of them

    • Rick Darby
      Rick Darby 4 months ago

      Exactly they want to cover up the fa t that Muslims did it.

  • Zoe Pleijte
    Zoe Pleijte 4 months ago

    Dit i waarom 😭

  • KingMoank
    KingMoank 4 months ago

    who else re-watched The Hunchback of Notre Dame after the news of the Cathedral burning down.

  • Truth Filter For YouTube

    Mourn the loss of an old building. This however was NEVER a monument to Christ, Rather to a man made power structure known as Catholicism which masquerades as a route to Jesus, and Heaven.

  • dazjdza
    dazjdza 4 months ago


  • eric lovelace
    eric lovelace 4 months ago

    This shit was built to last - sorry bbc. lol

  • Mrs. Edna Welthorpe
    Mrs. Edna Welthorpe 4 months ago

    Thousands of craftsmen invested all their lives building and maintaining this beautiful Cathedral. I live near York and that was restored after a devastating fire. I’m not sure why the Catholic Church aren’t spending a fraction of their billions though.

  • Leachking PLA
    Leachking PLA 4 months ago

    This piece of shit should of completely burn down. Racist, sadistic, evil history.

    • SS Robs
      SS Robs 4 months ago

      Leachking PLA You're an idiot.

  • David Allen
    David Allen 4 months ago

    Go watch Paul Joseph Watson’s video on this. Everybody knows it was the muslim refugees who haven’t integrated with the French culture but have actually all but destroyed it. So sad.

  • lesliey cervantes
    lesliey cervantes 4 months ago

    I feel bad 😢

  • Matt Mercure
    Matt Mercure 4 months ago

    Cross in the smoke at 0:46

  • Raza Kazama
    Raza Kazama 4 months ago


  • Timothy H
    Timothy H 4 months ago

    I saw. A tourist wearing a t shirt that said: my dad went to Paris and all I got was this burned up t shirt.

  • Timothy H
    Timothy H 4 months ago

    The Notre Dame football squad is reportedly unscathed.