The spire was quickly engulfed in flames

Images of the blaze at Notre-Dame in Paris

A massive fire has engulfed the Parisian landmark of Notre-Dame, bringing down the cathedral’s spire and roof.

Firefighters have surrounded the iconic 12th Century building, famed for its stained glass, flying buttresses and carved gargoyles.

Crowds of Parisians and tourists looked on as the flames took hold.

Scene of blaze in Paris
The spire was quickly engulfed in flames
Scene of blaze in Paris
An image of the steeple taken last year, contrasted with Monday’s blaze
Scene of blaze in Paris
Scene of blaze in Paris
Scene of blaze in Paris
Scene of blaze in Paris
Scene of blaze in Paris
Scene of blaze in Paris
Firefighters tackle the blaze as dusk draws in
Scene of blaze in Paris
The extent of the blaze could be seen from a huge distance
Before and after at Notre-Dame
Scene of blaze in Paris
The damage to the iconic building will have a lasting impact on the French people
Scene of blaze in Paris

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