Massive Fire Engulfs Iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Clay Curtis
April 15, 2019

France's iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral is burning, according to social media posts from Paris which show the building shrouded in smoke.

Flames are shooting out of the roof behind the nave of the cathedral, among the most visited landmarks in the world.

The cathedral, which was built in 1160, is engulfed in flames and firefighters are struggling to contain the massive fire.

A fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.

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

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French president Emmanuel Macron has cancelled a planned address to the nation due to the fire.

French media quoted the Paris fire brigade saying the fire is "potentially linked" to the renovation work. We are mobilized on the spot in close connection with the @dioceseParis.

On Twitter, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, described the fire as "terrible".

It was not immediately known what caused the fire and whether anybody was injured.

The Medieval cathedral is one of the main attractions of the French capital, seeing 12 million tourists a year.

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