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The Notre Dame Cathedral's spire has collapsed

The spire of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral has collapsed as a massive fire continues to engulf the iconic landmark.

Devastating video was captured on Monday of the moment when part of the spire, which had become overtaken by flames, collapsed. The roof of the cathedral also collapsed into the church as those on the scene observed in horror.

The fire at the 800-year old cathedral began at about 6:50 local time, ABC News reports. The building had been in the midst of renovations. Firefighters are currently responding, and police say no deaths have been reported, per The Associated Press. A Notre Dame spokesperson said, "Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame."