A huge fire that devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral is "under control", the Paris fire brigade said early Tuesday April 16th, after firefighters spent hours battling the flames.
"The fire is completely under control. It is partially extinguished, there are residual fires to put out," said spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Gabriel Plus.
Earlier, the city's top fire official said that the main structure of Notre Dame cathedral in central Paris has been saved after hours of fire-fighting to put out a devastating blaze.
"We can consider that the main structure of Notre Dame has been saved and preserved," Paris fire brigade chief Jean-Claude Gallet told reporters outside the cathedral, adding it appeared that the two main towers of the building had now been saved.