PARIS (Reuters) – A major fire broke out at the medieval Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, leading firefighters to clear the area around one of the city’s most visited landmarks.
Smoke could be seen billowing out from the top of the gothic cathedral, as flames lept out besides its two bell towers, a Reuters witness said.
It was not immediately clear what had caused the fire. France 2 television reported that police were treating the incident as an accident. more