Fire breaks out at top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

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Notre Dame cathedral is burning in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. (AP Photo/Lori Hinant)

Paris police say there is a fire at the French capital’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.

Flames and black smoke were seen shooting on Monday from the base of the medieval church’s spire, which is undergoing renovation. 

French media quoted the Paris fire brigade saying the fire is “potentially linked” to the renovation work.
 

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