Historic Saint-Sulpice church burns in Paris (VIDEO)
Firefighters were sent to deal with the blaze early on Sunday afternoon, Le Parisien reported. According to the newspaper, the wooden doors were on fire, and a stained glass window was damaged. The rest of the damage “seems minor,” the daily paper said.
Dramatic footage shared on social media shows the interior of the church in flames, with smoke billowing up to its arched roof. From outside, video footage shows firefighters hosing down the burning doors.
THE SAINT SULPICE IN PARIS JUST IGNITED WHILE I WAS INSIDE pic.twitter.com/40PHCZ177w— lil g (@lili_gasparr) March 17, 2019
The cause of the fire remains unknown.
Constructed between 1646 and 1870, the Church of Saint-Sulpice is the second largest church in Paris, behind the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.