Trump Suggests Using "Flying Water Tankers" To Put Out Notre-Dame Fire

Ablaze: Notre Dame Catherdal in Paris engulfed in fire

The Vatican has expressed its shock and sadness, and in chiming in on Twitter with his version of sympathy, President Trump suggested using flying water tankers to fight the blaze - a suggestion French officials quickly brushed off saying it could collapse the entire structure of the landmark church.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of NY, said he was praying "to ask the intercession of Notre Dame, our Lady, for the Cathedral at the heart of Paris, and of civilization, now in flames!"

Top image: The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on fire.

"As we speak, it appears that the towers on the front of Notre Dame are saved". This scaffolding was put in place as part of a $6.8 million restoration project that was ongoing at the time.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on April. 15 to speak out about the devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire and gave advice on how to put it out quickly, but Twitter users weren't having it.

The fire may have been linked to renovation work being done on the cathedral. After emerging to face a throng of reporters, Marcon vowed the cathedral would be rebuilt and announced the launch of an worldwide fundraising drive to begin raising the millions of dollars necessary to restore the building to its former glory.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that he was "sad to see a part of us burn tonight". Both then collapsing. Intense emotion and powerlessness at seeing this awe-inspiringly lovely 850-year-old cathedral ravaged by fire.

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"We will rebuild this cathedral", said Macron, who added that "The worst has been avoided although the battle is not yet totally won".

The soaring spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris 12th century landmark is burning and likely to be destroyed.

Flames and black smoke were seen shooting from the base of the medieval church's spire on Monday.

"There are a lot of art works inside ... it's a real tragedy", Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told reporters at the scene.

Among the most celebrated artworks inside are its three stained-glass rose windows, placed high up on the west, north and south faces of the cathedral.

"For 800 years the Cathedral has watched over Paris".

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