Trump suggests sending 'flying water tankers' to put out the massive fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

President Donald Trump answers questions from members of the media as he leaves the White House, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, in Washington, en route to see fire damage in California.President Donald Trump answers questions from members of the media as he leaves the White House, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, in Washington, en route to see fire damage in California.Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images
  • President Donald Trump was quick to tweet about the fire consuming parts of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday afternoon. 
  • Trump suggested that "flying water tankers" could be used to put out the blaze, which a cathedral spokesperson said started in the spire of the historic monument, which was under construction. 
  • "So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!" Trump wrote

President Donald Trump was quick to tweet out about the fire consuming parts of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday afternoon. 

"So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!" Trump wrote

It remains unclear how the building caught fire or how long the blaze has gone on for, but Paris Police confirmed in a tweet that emergency responders were on scene and urged people to stay away from the area.

The New York Times spoke to cathedral spokesperson André Finot, who said the fire was started in the spire of the cathedral. The cathedral is one of Paris's most famous monuments and has been standing for centuries.

Kelly McLaughlin contributed to this report.

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