Picture courtesy of Marion Leblanc Wohrer, via Twitter
A fire has broken out at iconic Paris cathedral Notre-Dame.
Renovation work is underway at the 850-year-old building, but the cause of the fire is not yet clear.
Images on social media show smoke coming from the cathedral, a major tourist destination in the French capital.
Areas around the cathedral have been cleared of visitors as a major emergency operation takes place to tackle the blaze.
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, described it as a “terrible fire”.
In 2018, the Catholic Church in France launched an appeal for funds to save the cathedral, which was starting to crumble.
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