Firefighters are battling a massive blaze at the French capital’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.
Flames and black smoke were seen shooting from the base of the medieval church’s spire on Monday.
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The peak of the church is undergoing a 6 million-euro ($6.8 million) renovation project.
French media quoted the Paris fire brigade saying the fire is “potentially linked” to the renovation work.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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