Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on fire

Monday - 15/04/2019 13:39
NBC News
NBC News
The blaze broke out in the cathedral on Monday afternoon, a Paris fire department confirmed, adding that a major operation to tackle the fire is underway.

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.”
 


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.

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.
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…..

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