Of the 850-year old notre dame cathedral.
Newschannel 2's rachel murphy has more on how local people are reacting to this loss and their hopes for the future.
Cart 1: it's known as "our lady of paris" ... an iconic piece of gothic architecture... with more than 13 million visitors to the catholic site every yr.
And on monday night, she was engulfed in flames.
Some local catholics are reacting to the devastating scene.
Dolores caviola parishioner, st.
John the evangelist i was watchg was suppose go to a choir practice but i couldn't do cart 2: after hours of intense firefighting, the cathedral still stands.
Father joe salerno, the pastor at our lady of lourdes church in south utica,says the loss is much greater than the visible damage from the fire.
Joseph salerno pastor, our lady of lourdes church theact thathe building tes back tothe 12th century cart 3: but he says there is still an breakable bond that no fire can destroy.
Its an edifice its a building its a symbol of something much deeper cart 4: manyn social mia are sharing their memories when they visited the cathedral.
Even former newschannel 2 reporters, allison norlian and ana richardson.
But father joe says to remember there is always hope.
As cardinal dolan expresed earlier today there is always new life that springs from death cart 5: reporting in utica rachel murphy newschannel 2.
Time for a first look at the forecast.
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