Business Insider is reporting that Notre-Dame Cathedral, in the heart of Paris, is on fire.

The church took hundreds of years to build and has been in books, movies, and many family pictures.

The roof that connects towers to flying buttresses at the back was quickly engulfed.

The wooden support beams that were installed during the 1200s were the current beams today.

The two iconic stone bell towers at the front of Notre-Dame were not immediately consumed by the flames.

The intricately carved gothic church of central Paris has been there for more than 850 years.

The medieval frame, like the church's skeleton, was also alight. That is not good news for the church.

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