As the iconic cathedral of Notre Dam caught fire in Paris, a fire also erupted at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, as per the reports of Gulf News.
The fire broke out at the rooftop of a structure known as Al Marwani prayer room in Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
The fire did not cause any major damage however, it did place a part of the worship site in danger which dates back to 2,000 years.
As per the citation of the Palestine News Agency, a guard was quoted saying that the fire erupted in the room of the guard outside the roof of the Marwani Prayer Room, and the fire brigade of the Islamic Waqf Jerusalem successfully handled the matter.
The fire brigade was able to control the flame; however, the entire area is currently closed for examining the cause of the fire.
Al Marwani Prayer room is situated underneath the South-eastern corner of Haram Al-Sharif, which has got both the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
The prayer room is an underground vaulted kind of space used as a Muslim prayer hall and is some 600 square yards in the area. It is at the bottom of the stairs that leads down from Al-Aqsa Mosque.
It has been reported by the Al Mamlaka TV of Jordan that Shaikh Azzam Al-Khatib—the Director General of the Jerusalem Waqf and the Al Aqsa Mosque Affairs department said that the fire erupted in the courtyard and that the investigations are underway.