A massive fire broke out at the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday afternoon, officials said.
Black smoke could be seen from a distance billowing out from the top of the medieval cathedral, while flames leaped out from two of its bell towers. The sight stopped pedestrians in their tracks along the Seine River, which passes under the cathedral.
The cathedral’s main spire has fallen, and there are recovery efforts being made to save artifacts that are irreplaceable.
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Investigators are looking into an apparent hazmat situation at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Ft. Myer, Virginia, after a number of people began feeling sick after opening a letter, officials said.
Arlington Fire, one of the units responding to the scene, said “11 people started feeling ill after the letter was opened” in an administration building. Three patients were hospitalized and were said to be in stable condition.
According to the U.S. Marines, personnel took “preventative measures” and evacuated people from the building.
“Several Marines are receiving medical care as a result of this incident,” they added.
The suspicious substance has been bagged by authorities and the FBI is making their way to the scene, officials said.