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Notre Dame cathedral Fire Alert

Paris, France

Updated on 15 April 2019

The Situation:

A fire broke out at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.

According to French newspaper Le Monde, the fire broke out in the attic of the historic monument before spreading to engulf a large section of the roof.

Possible Effects:

  • Blocked roads

  • Increased traffic, especially the areas surrounding the Notre Dame

  • Increased presence of first responders and law enforcement

  • Large crowds

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid large crowds, which can attract unwanted attention

  • Allow extra time to travel to/from the airport, supplier, and accommodations

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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