The world famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has caught fire

Pictures and videos on social media show plumes of smoke and large flames coming out the roof of the historic landmark.

Restoration work had commenced on the Notre Dame Cathedral in the past week. 

6:55 – The Cathedral Spire has collapsed 

6:50 pm – It is reported that the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral has collapsed 

French Journalist Solveig Godeluck shows the extent of the damage



A major operation is underway.

This story is developing.