Iconic Notre Dame Cathedral on fire in Paris: A massive fire broke out at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the capital of France on Monday. The videos, which were shared on social media, show smoke billowing from the historic. structure. The cause of the fire was not known. The officials are relating it to the renovation work, reports said. The firefighters have started a major operation to douse the devastating flames.
However, firefighters could not save the spire and the roof of the historic cathedral. The fire officials have said that it is not clear whether Notre Dame Cathedral would be saved or not as the 850-year-old Gothic building is engulfed by huge flames.
All the residents living nearby to the Notre Dame have been evacuated. The fire fighters are working to save the art work inside the centuries-old building.
French President Emmanuel Macron has postponed his TV address on the Yellow Vest crisis, reports said. Director of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay said they are following the situation and would stand France in restoring the world heritage site.