Breaking News: Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Fire

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France — April 15, 2019

The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire this afternoon just before 7 pm local time. Initial reports suggest the fire may have originated as a result of reconstruction work being done at the site. The 800+-year-old building receives over 13 million visitors a year and is one of the most recognized landmarks in Paris.

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ABC video shows the horrible images of this beautiful building engulfed in flames, as firefighters are struggling to gain control of the blaze.

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