About 100 firemen will remain in Notre-Dame cathedral for the whole day. (Reuters)
About 100 firemen will remain in Notre-Dame cathedral for the whole day. (Reuters)

Notre-Dame fire extinguished: Paris fire service

  • The huge blaze that has devastated Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris has been extinguished, around 15 hours after it first broke out
  • The task now is to monitor the structure, to see if it has moved at all and to put out remaining hot spots, said spokesman Gabriel Plus

Paris: The huge blaze that has devastated Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris has been extinguished, the city's fire service announced on Tuesday, around 15 hours after it first broke out.

"The whole fire has been extinguished. Now we're in the phase of investigating," spokesman Gabriel Plus told reporters, adding that the fire had spread "very quickly" through the wooden roof of the world-renowned monument.

Briefing reporters in front of Notre-Dame in central Paris, Plus said firefighters had focused during the morning on the cathedral's two massive bell towers and making sure they had not been damaged.

"That is the case," he said.

The task now is to monitor the structure, to see if it has moved at all and to put out remaining hot spots, he said, adding that about 100 firemen will remain on site for the whole day.



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