Flames Devouring Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

A raging fire was seen at the famed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, sending smoke billowing over the city, according to video posted online from the scene. Paris Prefecture police confirmed the fire and asked the public to avoid the area. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo called the fire "terrible" in a tweet, adding that firefighters were trying to control the flames. Video showed the spire and part of the roof, all encased by scaffolding, on fire.

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