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Massive fire at Notre-Dame

A major fire has consumed the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, one of France’s most famous landmarks.

The 850-year-old Gothic building’s spire and roof have misshapen but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved, officials say.

Firefighters are still working to contain the blaze as teams try to save the artwork kept inside.

President Emmanuel Macron called it a “terrible tragedy”. The cause of the fire is not yet clear.

Officials say it could be linked to the revamp work that began after cracks appeared in the stone, igniting fears the structure could become uneven.

The fire began at around 18:30 (16:30 GMT) and quickly extended the roof of the cathedral, terminating its stained-glass windows and the wooden interior before collapsing the top.

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