The Paris Fire Brigade has tweeted that the stone construction of the cathedral has been “saved,” as have the “main works of art” from the building.
In a two-part tweet, the fire service praised the cooperation of “different services” of the state, working together over nine hours to extinguish the inferno at one of Paris’ most recognizable landmarks.
“The structure of the cathedral is saved and the main works of art have been put somewhere safe, thanks to the combined action of the different services of the State working together.”
2/2 Après plus de 9h de combats acharnés, près de 400 pompiers de Paris sont venus à bout de l’effroyable l’incendie. 2 policiers et un sapeur-pompier ont été légèrement blessés. pic.twitter.com/re9ZR0KB3W
— Pompiers de Paris (@PompiersParis) April 16, 2019