The Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris Is On Fire

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The Notre Dame cathedral, one of the most recognizable symbols of Paris, caught fire Monday evening.

“The roof has entire collapsed, there are flames coming out of the cathedral as if it were a torch. It looks like the Olympic torch from the back with flames coming through the roof,” France 24 reporter Charli James reported live on air.

“A terrible fire is happening right now at the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral,” tweeted Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris.

“The firefighters of Paris are trying to control the flames. We are mobilized on the ground, in close collaboration with the Paris diocese. I urge everyone to respect the security perimeter,” wrote the mayor, accompanied with photos of the cathedral covered in smoke.

Paris Police said the fire is in progress, asking people to avoid the area and allow emergency vehicles clear access.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

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Written by Abelina Tavera