Footage shows Notre Dame cathedral's spire collapsing after a fire engulfed the historic building in central Paris on Monday.

Plumes of smoke and flames could be seen rising from the 850-year-old cathedral.

The fire department confirmed that a major operation was underway.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known.

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