The famous spire that topped Paris's historic Notre-Dame Cathedral has collapsed, RIA Novosti reported.

The structure fell in the middle of a raging fire that engulfed the church on Monday.

The video of the collapse of the spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral was posted on the Twitter account of a French journalist.

Movement on the island of Cite is blocked, as hundreds of people are watching what is happening. New and new cars of emergency services are coming to the site.

As it was noted the fire is "potentially linked" to the renovation of the building.

Fire breaks out at Notre Dame cathedral in French capital