Notre-Dame was hit by a devastating fire: Benoit  Moser / Pompiers de Paris/PA Wire

Notre-Dame fire: Pictures show devastation inside Notre-Dame after major fire in Paris 

A DEVASTATING fire tore through the historic Notre-Dame cathedral in the French capital last night. 

The building, which has stood in Paris for hundreds of years, set on fire on Monday evening and the spire collapsed as a result of the flames. Pictures from inside how the damage caused to the cathedral. 

Smoke and flames are seen in the interior of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Picture: (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
Smoke and flames are seen in the interior of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Picture: (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
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The inside of Notre-Dame has been devastated by the catastrophic fire. Picture: (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
The inside of Notre-Dame has been devastated by the catastrophic fire. Picture: (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
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Smoke is seen around the alter inside Notre Dame cathedral following the devastating fire. Picture (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
Smoke is seen around the alter inside Notre Dame cathedral following the devastating fire. Picture (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
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General view from the entrance of Notre Dame following the catastrophic fire yesterday. Picture (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
General view from the entrance of Notre Dame following the catastrophic fire yesterday. Picture (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
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