A blaze is under way at the famed Notre Dame cathedral in the French capital, Paris, according to the city’s fire service.
Pictures circulating on social media on Monday showed flames coming out of the Gothic cathedral, with smoke billowing from the roof.
Notre Dame, Paris, is on fire and it feels like the end of the world. pic.twitter.com/qYYk7ewipq
— Shiv Malik (@shivmalik) April 15, 2019
Notre Dame is distinguished for its size, antiquity and architectural interest.
More to follow.