The iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire Monday, police said.
— Solveig Godeluck (@Solwii) April 15, 2019
“Notre Dame Fire in progress,” police said on Twitter. “Avoid the area and facilitate the passage of emergency vehicles and intervention of the @prefpolice.”
Images showed a large plume of smoke billowing near its spire.
The medieval cathedral was completed in the 13th Century and today, with its towers, spire, flying buttresses and stained glass, is considered a feat of architecture as much as a religious symbol.