One of the most popular world landmarks, Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris) is engulfed in flames. It’s currently undergoing a restoration project, so several of the statues were already removed prior to the fire.
Shocked and horrified tourists are posting photos and videos that show flames in and around the building’s huge spire. Smoke is billowing up and filling the sky over Paris.
Firefighters are racing to the scene, and according to one reporter the fire might have been sparked by restoration work that’s being done at Notre Dame
The famous church took was completed in the 14th century — nearly 200 years after groundbreaking — and is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.