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Notre Dame Cathedral

Flames and smoke are seen billowing from the roof at Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)

PHOTOS: Notre Dame Cathedral on fire

Firefighters rushed to the legendary Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday afternoon after a fire broke out at the central Paris landmark. According to local news reports, police have been treating the incident as an accident. The cathedral is best known for being featured in Victor Hugo’s classic novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”