Devastating video shows the moment Notre Dame’s spire collapsed

A horrific scene played out in Paris, France on Monday as a fire broke out at the Notre Dame Cathedral.

The iconic building was completed in the 13th century, and draws an estimated 12 million visitors per year — nearly double the Eiffel Tower, the Washington Post reports.

According to The Daily Telegraph‘s James Rothwell, police sources say the fire was “started by accident and is linked to renovation works.”