In pictures: Blaze at iconic Paris cathedral
Notre-Dame Cathedral was engulfed by a roaring blaze yesterday that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city and for France.
Flames that began in the early evening burst through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and engulfed the spire, which collapsed, quickly followed by the entire roof.
A huge plume of smoke wafted across the city and ash fell over a large area. Parisians watched on, many of them lost for words.
Major fire devastates Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris
Firefighters bring massive blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral under control