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Notre Dame Cathedral fire leaves many in WNY with broken hearts

WNY stained glass artists say they are willing to help save the church's historic windows.
Posted at 7:13 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 19:13:09-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A devastating fire in the 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in France has saddened people all over the world, including here in Western New York.

While the fire is now out, there are still concerns about how much damage was done by smoke and water.

Of particular concerns are the cathedral's historic stained glass windows.

The 115-year-old Stained Glass Association of America is now headquartered in Buffalo and said its many members are already talking about what they can do to restore and save Notre Dame's stained glass.

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly spent the day talking with two members of the association, a Villa Maria College professor who has taken students to the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the president of the Buffalo Religious Arts Center.