Paris’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire; TV news outlets report the fire is out of control.
CNN reports In a tweet, police said: “Notre Dame Fire in progress. Avoid the area and facilitate the passage of emergency vehicles and intervention of the @prefpolice.”
A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared, NBC News reported.
Smoke could be seen billowing out from the top of the medieval cathedral, as flames leaped out besides its two bell towers, a Reuters witness said.
Fox News said the fire is suspected to have broken out as a result of renovation work.
All of the cable news networks have jettisoned regularly scheduled program plans and are focused on the inferno devastating the structure.
This is a developing story…..