Live: Fire rips through Notre Dame Cathedral

Firefighters are battling a devastating blaze at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The blaze has toppled its spire and threatens the entire wooden frame of the building.

The deputy mayor of Paris, Emmanuel Gregoire, said the cathedral had suffered “colossal” damages.

Here’s the latest from Paris:

8.25pm

British church Westminster Abbey has said it is “devastated for our friends” at Notre Dame.

8.20pm

French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived at the scene of the fire and is meeting police officials.

8.15pm

Flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame Cathedral
Flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame Cathedral (Michel Euler/AP)
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