Lori Hinant, AP
Notre Dame cathedral is burning in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow-brown smoke are filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris went into flames on Monday afternoon, according to The Associated Press.
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It’s unclear if there were any injuries. French media reported that the fire could be linked to the Notre Dame Cathedral’s renovation project, the AP reports.
Paris officials told France 24 English that the roof of the building collapsed and that there were flames coming out of the back of the cathedral.
Social media reacted to the news of the Notre Dame fire:
The Notre Dame Cathedral was first completed in the 13th century. It remains one of France’s most popular tourist destinations with 13 million visitors every year, according to CNN.