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In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control

A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday evening, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. Parisian authorities have said the fire is now under control.

In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
Smokes ascends as flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris.
In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky, the fire service said.
In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
A fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said.
In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year, where renovations are currently underway.
In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
People look a fire at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris from the banks of the Seine river.
In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
Fire fighter douse the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral after a fire broke out on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris.
In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
Flames and smoke are seen as the interior of the Notre-Dame Cathedral continues to burn on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris.
In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
Firefighters continue to secure Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, in the aftermath of a fire that caused its spire to crash to the ground.
In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
Smoke rises in front of the altar cross at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019, after a fire engulfed at the Notre-Dame Cathedral
In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
A firefighter is seen dousing the facade of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral as flames engulf the roof of the cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris.
In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
A man watches the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral burn, engulfed in flames, in central Paris on April 15, 2019.
In pictures: Massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under control
French President Emmanuel Macron (C) is accompanied by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo (3L), French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L) French Culture Minister Franck Riester (2L) and Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit as he speaks at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019, after a fire engulfed at the Notre-Dame Cathedral.