California leaders ‘stand with’ Paris as Notre Dame Cathedral burns

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CALIFORNIA (KRON) — As a destructive fire burns Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, California lawmakers and Bay Area leaders are showing solidarity with the “City of Lights.”

Mayor London Breed showed support to San Francisco’s sister city via Twitter Monday afternoon, saying her city is thinking of Paris and the historic cathedral. 

San Francisco and Paris became ‘sister cities’ in 1997, according to the San Francisco Office of Economic and Development. The two cities are connected by their art and cultural and are widely considered ‘two of the most beautiful cities on earth.’ 

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) also showed support to Paris, telling Parisians the U.S. stands with them. 

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo called the fire a “heartbreaking sight.”

Construction was underway at the cathedral when the fire began. 

“Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame,” Notre Dame spokesman Andre Finot told French media Monday. 

The cathedral, built in the 12th century, is considered one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. 

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