Notre Dame on fire in Paris

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Flames billow from Notre Dame cathedral in Paris Marion LeBlanc Worher

A fire has broken out at the famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, firefighters say.

The cause is not yet clear, but officials say it could be linked to renovation work.

Images on social media show plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the the 850-year-old Gothic building.

Last year, the Catholic Church in France launched an urgent appeal for funds to save the cathedral, which was starting to crumble.

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Notre Dame on fire in Paris

Famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is ablaze, firefighters say

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