Famed Notre Dame Cathedral is on Fire in Paris

Notre Dame

Famed Cathedral Up in Flames

4/15/2019 10:32 AM PDT

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Notre Dame Cathedral — one of the most popular landmarks in Paris — is going up in flames.

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.

It gets more than 12 million visitors each year … making it the most visited building in Paris.

One bit of good news … 16 statues that sit atop Notre Dame — representing the 12 apostles and 4 evangelists — were removed just last week as part of the restoration project.

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