Fire destroys large parts of Notre-Dame cathedral

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A fire that erupted early Monday evening in the upper sections of the 850-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was still buring late into the night after destroying the world-renowned building's  roof and famous spire, although more significant damage is feared to both its structure and historic artefacts.

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Thousands of Parisians watched in horror from behind police cordons as a ferocious blaze devastated the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral, destroying its spire and spreading to the historic bell towers, reports The Guardian.