Firefighters are battling an enormous blaze on the French capital’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.
Flames and black smoke had been seen capturing from the bottom of the medieval church’s spire on Monday.
The height of the church is present process a 6 million-euro ($6.eight million) renovation mission.
French media quoted the Paris fireplace brigade saying the hearth is “probably linked” to the renovation work.
Smokes ascends as flames rise throughout a hearth on the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019 afternoon, probably involving renovation works being carried out on the website, the hearth service mentioned. (Photograph by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)
View from the highest of the Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral with the Eiffel Tower in background because the non secular statues descend to earth for the primary time in over a century as a part of a restoration, in Paris Thursday, April 11, 2019. The 16 greenish-gray copper statues, which symbolize the twelve apostles and 4 evangelists, are lowered by a 100 meter (105 yard) crane onto a truck to be taken for restoration in southwestern France. (AP Photograph/Francois Mori)
Element of the non secular statue representing St. Thomas in reference to French architect Eugene Viollet Le Duc perched atop Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral is loaded on a truck as a part of a restoration, in Paris Thursday, April 11, 2019. The 16 greenish-gray copper statues, which symbolize the twelve apostles and 4 evangelists, are lowered by a 100 meter (105 yard) crane onto a truck to be taken for restoration in southwestern France. (AP Photograph/Francois Mori)
Notre Dame cathedral is burning in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Huge plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on vacationers and others across the island that marks the middle of Paris. (AP Photograph/Lori Hinant)
The magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. Took 200 years to build and now this in a matter of hours.