Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire

  • A fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, a spokesman from the fire department said.
  • A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared.

A fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, a spokesman from the fire department said.

Smoke could be seen billowing out from the top of the medieval cathedral, as flames leaped out besides its two bell towers, a Reuters witness said.

 A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared.
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Source: CNBC