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Watch: The moment Notre Dame Cathedral's spire fell, engulfed in flames

Posted at 11:12 AM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 14:39:11-04

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was engulfed in flames on Monday, police said, causing untold damage to the 856-year-old building.

"Notre Dame Fire in progress," police said on Twitter. "Avoid the area and facilitate the passage of emergency vehicles and intervention of the @prefpolice."

Patrick Galey, a correspondent for the AFP News Agency, tweeted a video of the cathedral's spire falling amid giant flames.

Watch the video below.