Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on fire

The cause of the fire could not be ascertained immediately. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A fire broke out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, as per reports in the BBC.

The cause of the fire had not been ascertained but reports said it could be linked to the ongoing renovation work.



Photos doing the rounds on social media and other news portals showed smoke billowing out of the building. Thee BBC report said the area had been cleared out a ‘major operation’ was underway to contain the blaze.

The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French-Gothic architecture. Approximately 12 million people visit the cathedral annually and it is among the world’s most-visited monument.

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