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Paris Tragedy: Iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral Collapsing Amid 'Terrible' Fire

Apr. 16 2019, Updated 10:53 a.m. ET

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A horrific fire broke out at the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, and now, the iconic Catholic church is in danger of collapsing entirely.

This Monday, April 15, the flames began, causing parts of the ancient cathedral to shatter. As firefighters continue trying to halt the destruction,'s obtained a shocking video of the "out of control" blaze.

In the clip, one can see fire pouring out of the of Notre Dame as teams struggle to contain the flames.

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The French capitol's Mayor said experts are still "trying to control a terrible fire."

"That fire is raging for the time being," Melissa Bell, CNN International Correspondent said during the broadcast of the live fire.

Radar readers know the church — which has appeared in many films, books, documentaries and history books — was built in 1160 and completed one hundred years later in 1260.

This Monday, the spire at the top of the church collapsed after being engulfed in flames. The tragedy began moments after the Holy Easter Week festivities began at the historic monument.

"The fire is raging uncontrollably," Bell reported on CNN.

The Paris Mayor's asked residents and tourists to "respect the security perimeter" set up around Notre-Dame as the fire continues to burn.

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