Devon and Cornwall react to Notre Dame Cathedral fire

    The spire and roof of the 12th century building in Paris have been destroyed

    Flames broke out on Monday evening, quickly devastating the spire and roof and sending plumes of black smoke into the sky.

    One firefighter has been seriously injured and local media say police are treating the blaze as an accident.

    French President Emmanuel Macron said he was "so sad tonight to see this part of all of us burn" and declared a national emergency.

    Speaking from the scene in Paris, he expressed sympathy with Catholics "around the world" following the "terrible tragedy" but added the worst had been avoided.

    He vowed to launch an international fundraising campaign for the cathedral so the world could rebuild Notre-Dame together.

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