Fire breaks out at historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Flames from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Photo: CNBC. Flames from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

April 15, 2019 01:37 PM

PARIS (AP) - Firefighters are battling a massive blaze at the French capital's iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.

Flames and black smoke were seen shooting from the base of the medieval church's spire on Monday.

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The peak of the church is undergoing a 6 million-euro ($6.8 million) renovation project.

French media quoted the Paris fire brigade saying the fire is "potentially linked" to the renovation work.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.


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