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In the French Nantes fire occurred in the Cathedral

The fire occurred Saturday morning in the Cathedral in the French city of Nantes in the West of the country, the scene went firefighters, reports channel BFMTV with reference to the operational fire and rescue center.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire started around 7:30 local time (8:30 GMT). The scene went firefighters, the reasons are not reported.

The fire Department of the Loire-Atlantique region in his Twitter said that the fire "is currently engaged in the fire in the Cathedral of Nantes". Firefighters urged not to approach the scene.

Radio station France Bleu, in turn, reports that there are about 60 firefighters and six fire engines. The perimeter cordoned off.

Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, the construction of which began in the XV century and lasted 457 years, is one of the largest Gothic churches in France. In height it is six meters below the Eiffel tower.