Fire broke out at the Notre Dame cathedral in the French capital, Paris. Videos circulating on social media showed flames coming out of the Gothic cathedral, with smoke billowing from the roof, RBC reported.
The fire is "potentially linked" to the renovation of the building.
The fire was noticed at about 6:50pm local time , Le Monde noted quoting a representative of the cathedral.
Deputy Mayor of Paris Emmanuel Gregory called to bypass the fire area and not to disturb the rescuers.