Just before the clock 23, almost five hours after the fire started and while fire fighting is still ongoing, said the emergency services that they regard the cathedral the main structure, including the two large drum towers, which saved.
At a press conference, " says Laurent, jimmy durante at the home office they are much more optimistic than in the past.
" But we must still be vigilant, he says, according to Le Parisien.
" says the president of Emmanuel Macron to the worst has been avoided, but that ”the battle is not yet won”.
– We will build this cathedral again, together. For that is what the French expect, that's what our history deserves and that it is our destiny, " he says, according to Le Monde.
the Fondation du Patrimoine has started a collection for individuals who want to donate money to the construction of the Notre-Dame cathedral. The Tweets with the information that the foundation sent out just before midnight was only an hour later retweetats less than 2,000 times.
in the cathedral takdelar, of which two-thirds is reported to have collapsed or been destroyed. Including the great huvudspiran, which collapsed in the past eight in the evening, after having been absorbed by the flames.
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A fireman was injured seriously in connection with the action.
as the fire alarm was first heard in the Notre-Dame cathedral, as the cathedral's director of communications, André Finot.
"Very shortly afterwards, we saw a large cloud of gray and yellow smoke coming from a beam in the building," he said to Le Parisien.Image 1 of 3 the Cathedral huvudspira has been raging in the fire. Photo: Francois Guillot/AFP Slide 2 of 3 Strong smoke spreads from the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. Photo: Francois Guillot/AFP Slide 3 of 3 Photo: Francois Guillot/AFP Slideshow
the fire started in one of the cathedral attics, but what triggered it is still unclear.
French media note of the fact that it lasted an extensive renovation of the cathedral some time ago, and according to the BBC, has officials said it could be an explanation.
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the Police started an investigation on the brandorsaken. To the French Tv 2 state police that they initially handles the matter as an accident.
launched a comprehensive släckningsinsats from the emergency services, and an hour later had over 400 firefighters have been mobilised. The public was asked early on to evacuate the area and nearby road of Boulevard du Palais and the bridge to the Île de la cité, the island in the river Seine as the Notre-Dame cathedral is located on, was closed off for traffic and pedestrians.
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the Rescue had been difficult, however, to limit fire spread and at 21 the time was also expected to one of the cathedral's two bell towers lie in the danger zone.
" We are not sure we can stop the spread to the north of the clock tower. If it were to collapse you can imagine the importance of the damage, said a spokesperson for the emergency services at a press briefing just before the clock 22.
they could therefore see that the two drum towers looks to be able to cope. The operation is now focused on cooling down the structure and ”collect works of art from the cathedral,” according to the fire chief in Paris, Jean-Claude Gallet.the Cathedral photographed in september 2015. Photo: Patrick Kovarik/AFP