the historic Notre Dame Cathedral has caught fire.
Firefighters in Paris, France are battling a blaze at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.
Photos on social media show big clouds of grey smoke billowing from the building, which is more than 800 years old.
Police in the city confirmed on Twitter that they are reporting to the scene.
“Avoid the area and facilitate the passage of emergency and intervention vehicles @prefpolice,” they tweeted in French.