Firefighters have declared the eight hundred and fifty year old Notre Dame Cathedral, saved, after the Monday night inferno.
Fire Chief Jean-Claude Gallet said the structure of the Cathedral had been “saved and preserved overall” and its bell towers, at one point thought to be at risk, were safe.
According to the Rector, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, the Cathedral’s most precious relics had been saved too.
The huge blaze, destroyed the timber roof of the gothic building and about two hours into the conflagration, the upper part of the ninety-three metre-high spire swayed and fell as flames shot up.
Meanwhile investigation is on to determine the actual cause of the inferno.