Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire
The well-known cathedral caught fire on Monday evening.
A large fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.
The cause of the fire has not yet been made clear, but according to BBC, officials say it could be linked to renovation work.
Images on social media showed a fire at the cathedral on Monday evening.
It has not yet been made clear whether any people have been injured in the fire, but a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared.
A video shared by CBS Los Angeles on Twitter showed the extent of the fire.
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 15, 2019
The Mayor of Paris posted a message to her official Twitter account where she urged everyone to stay out of the area in question.
Un terrible incendie est en cours à la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Les @PompiersParis sont en train de tenter de maîtriser les flammes. Nous sommes mobilisés sur place en lien étroit avec le @dioceseParis. J'invite chacune et chacun à respecter le périmètre de sécurité. pic.twitter.com/9X0tGtlgba
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) April 15, 2019