Firefighter ‘seriously injured’ battling Notre Dame blaze


A French firefighter has been “seriously injured” while battling the Notre Dame blaze, according to officials.

The smoke-eater was one of roughly 400 firemen to be called down to the iconic Parisian cathedral on Monday after it went up in flames. Local officials told Reuters that he appears to be the only one who got hurt.

The firefighters managed to successfully stop the fire from spreading to Notre Dame’s two stone towers out in front, but were unable to save its spire. Most of the roof also appears to have burned.

“The fire is now weaker,” said Laurent Nunez, French secretary to the interior minister.

“We are now in a time of cooling but both towers of the cathedral are safe,” she told reporters. “We’re still working to save the cathedral’s work of arts.”

With Post wires