"When Paris awoke on Tuesday struggling firefighters still against the remainder of the disastrous fire in the cathedral of Notre-Dame."
"the Fire is now under control, but fears are that the priceless relics have been destroyed."
"– Notre-Dame survived all the wars, all the bombs. We never thought that it would be able to burn. I feel incredibly sad and empty, said Stéphane Seigneurie, one of those who gathered to watch the fire during the night."
"Several prayed together while the firemen fought against the flames in the centre of Paris."
"the Fire is believed to have started in an attic just before the clock 19 on Monday. It spread quickly over the cathedral ceiling and wooden beams dating from the 1100s, which is singled out as one of the reasons for the cool operation."
"crown of Thorns survived"
"On Tuesday morning covered the tabloids at the pictures of the Notre-Dame cathedral in flames. Libération writes "
"The 850 year old building is a symbol both for the city and for the country. So far it is unclear what exactly is being destroyed in the fire. The 93-metre high gothic spire collapsed in the flames, as well as around two-thirds of the cathedral's roof, while the front of the two iconic towers survived."
"– We can consider the main structure of the Notre-Dame rescued, said the Paris brandkårschef Jean-Claude Gallet during the night."
"During the Tuesday morning came, however, reports that it is unclear whether the structure will hold. A priest who got to go into the church, describing everything as "
"Several firefighters who were early on the spot rushed into the building to rescue some of the priceless objects that were there. Among other things, a piece that is said to have belonged to the Christ's crown of thorns have survived, as well as a piece of clothing worn by king Louis IX."
"– To save as many artworks as possible was a priority, " says deputy mayor Emmanuel Grégoire to the tv channel BFM."
"What caused the fire is yet to be determined, "says Paris' deputy interior minister, Laurent Nunez on Tuesday morning. The investigation, which began before midnight continued. Around 400 firefighters fought against the flames, one of which shall have been damaged."
"President Emmanuel Macron appeared visibly shaken up on the site but expressed relief that"
"– And we will build up Notre Dame, again it is what the French expect, " he says, and describes the building as the whole of the French cathedral, regardless of whether one is a believer or not."
"To build up the destroyed cathedral counts take many years. The French billionaire François-Henri Pinault promises to donate 100 million, equivalent to just over a billion to the reconstruction."