Oh No! Famed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Is On Fire [Photos]

According to local reports, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has caught fire.

via WAFB:

Social media images and video captured the fire and smoke at the structure on Monday.

The roof surrounded by scaffolding is on fire near the highest steeple. Smoke can be seen for miles around Paris.

Just last week, the 16 copper statues that represent the 12 apostles and four evangelists were removed for restoration.

Located on a small island in the middle of the River Seine in the heart of Paris, Notre Dame is more than 800 years old.

According to the cathedral’s website, the building took 200 years to build.

The building was almost demolished when Napoleon saved it, and was crowned Emperor there in 1804.

We hope they’re able to contain the flames. It’s such a gorgeous structure.

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