INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Huge fire breaks out at iconic Paris landmark

A huge fire has broken out at an iconic Paris landmark.

A massive blaze is currently raging to Notre Dame Cathedral in the French capital.

There is no word as yet on the cause of the fire, but there is speculation that it could be connected to renovation work.

Videos and photos on social media show plumes of thick black smoke billowing into the air above cathedral.

Smokes ascends as flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019 afternoon, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Smokes ascends as flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019 afternoon, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)