A spokesman for the fire department told the French newspaper Le Figaro that the fire about 18.50 hours broke out in the attic of the cathedral.
The historical monument is currently being renovated. According to Le Figaro started the racks around 19 hours to the deposit. It is as yet unclear whether the renovation work on the cause of the fire.
The building was evacuated and there was a large perimeter set up.
The fire continues to expand. The fire department has difficulty getting to the fire to get. At this moment it touched the water barely up by the fire. The spire of the cathedral is now almost completely destroyed by the flames and can at any time begin to crumble.