Notre Dame fire: Paris landmark IN FLAMES - firefighters battle HUGE blaze

15 April, 2019, 21:11 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Renovations had been underway at the cathedral

She said: "A awful fire is underway at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris".

A blaze is under way at the famed Notre Dame cathedral in the French capital, Paris, according to the city's fire service.

Images and video of billowing smoke directly emanating from the cathedral have gone viral, several of which have been embedded below.

Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most well-known buildings in Paris, erupted in flames Monday.

A major fire department operation is underway, NBC News reported.

A massive fire broke out at the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday afternoon, officials said.

Some scaffolds can indeed be seen close to the flames leaping out near the cathedral's spire.

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo labelled the fire "terrible" despite the extent of the damage being unclear at this stage.

Emmanuel Macron, the French president, announced he was cancelling a speech he was due to give this evening due to the conflagration.

Notre Dame attracts about 13 million visitors each year.

The cathedral dates back to the 12th century and is famous for its part in Victor Hugo's novel the Hunchback of Notre-Dame.



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