The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire
- People have been sharing videos and photos of fire and smoke plumes above the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
- Firefighters told Huffington Post France that the fire started in the building's attic and was "potentially linked" to renovations.
- The cathedral is one of Paris's most famous monuments and has been standing for centuries.
People have been sharing videos of the historic church, with smoke plumes and fire emerging from the building.
It remains unclear how the building caught fire or how long the blaze has gone on for, but Paris Police confirmed in a tweet that emergency responders were on scene and urged people to stay away from the area.
The fire was "potentially linked" to renovations in the building, firefighters told Huffington Post France.
Huffington Post reported that the fire started in the church's attic.
The New York Times spoke to cathedral spokesperson André Finot, who said the fire was started in the spire of the cathedral
The cathedral is one of Paris's most famous monuments and has been standing for centuries.
Notre Dame de Paris courage aux pompiers... https://t.co/wnwDK6csaS— Romain Pigenel (@Romain_Pigenel) 1555348106000
Notre Dame #París https://t.co/DNcjZq6Uf8— Carlos Feria (@carlosferiab) 1555347557000
Dramatique incendie qui ravage actuellement Notre-Dame de Paris https://t.co/60y0puGK9d— Tom MASSON (@MassonTom1) 1555348018000
#NotreDame on fire https://t.co/2o6fdFmLbC— Liam Taylor (@LiamMTaylor) 1555347751000
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, called the fire "terrible."