BREAKING: Fire engulfs Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, 760-tonne spire collapses

Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris, April 15, 2019. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris, April 15, 2019. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images


The famed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire

Paris, France – (CNA)(AIWA! NO!).- The Cathedrale Notre-Dame is on fire, according to the Paris fire department. Multiple eyewitnesses shared photos and videos of the cathedral with visible plumes of smoke and flames across the cathedral’s roof.

Officials have not yet determined what caused the fire, which is still burning.

The landmark cathedral in the French capital is one of the most recognizable churches in the world. The fire comes after several weeks of vandalism and arson attacks on church buildings across France.

This is a developing story and will be updated when information becomes available.

Shiv Malik@shivmalik · 30m

Notre Dame, Paris, is on fire and it feels like the end of the world.

Shiv Malik@shivmalik

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One Twitter user shared a video taken by his roommate, Michael Norwich of Denver, CO, that shows the top of the cathedral engulfed in flame.

Process Guy@leistomania93

Roommate just sent this of Notre Dame on fire in Paris woowwww3436:13 PM – Apr 15, 2019546 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

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David Almacy@almacy

Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.1,3436:03 PM – Apr 15, 2019, · Paris, France1,831 people are talking about this

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