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7:40 p.m.

Cuomo says the lighting on Tuesday night is going to be a tribute to the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral,”one of the world’s most holy and celebrated religious monuments”

The flags of France and the United States of America contain the exact colors, but different patterns.

The flag comes with a white centre teeming with blue and crimson.


7:15 p.m.

The White House says that the bells of Notre Dame cathedral”will appear again.”

Press secretary Sarah Sanders says his condolences were given by President Donald Trump Tuesday into French President Emmanuel Macron within the flame that resulted in significant damage to the iconic building. She states America stands together with the city of Paris the French and millions of visitors from all over the world who seeks solace at the cathedral.

She states”those dreams will appear again” and shuts her announcement with”Vive la France!”

The size of any damage to their support structure and the bells is uncertain.


6:50 p.m.

Spain’s Culture Ministry says that it has convened an extraordinary assembly of the Council of Historic Patrimony of the country to go over fire safety and other steps after a blaze.

Culture Minister Jose Guirao tells Radio Nacional de Espana on Tuesday the flame was”an alert call” that is prompting authorities to review safety procedures and safety installations.

He said cathedrals are well-protected”but there’s nothing as 100% secure.”

The Culture Ministry says which the Council of Historic Patrimony was due to review security procedures in a meeting earlier this month but ran out of time. A assembly focusing exclusively on fire security and security measures will probably likely probably be held in Madrid on April 26.


6:45 p.m.

A Paris judicial officer says investigators have questioned roughly 30 individuals following the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral.

He said most of these were employees working on this monument’s renovation.

The official, speaking on an ongoing investigation, said that the palace’s fire alarms sounded double on Monday evening.

The first time, a few individuals, like a fire official indefinitely working on the website, went to check under the roof and saw nothing. The next time because the flame was too powerful, it was too late, the official said.

He added that 40 to 50 investigators are working on the situation but aren’t allowed to enter the monument yet.

–By Nicolas Vaux-Montagny


6:30 p.m.

Some may call it a miracle. Based on the heritage manager of Notre Dame , only 1 part of architecture within the sacred building was damaged.

Laurent Prades told The Associated Press the high altar, which was set up in 1989, was hit and harmed by the cathedral’s spire when it came crashing down into the fires. “We have been able to salvage all of the rest,” explained Prades, who watched the retrieval firsthand overnight.

“All the 18th-century steles, the pietas, frescoes, chapels and the significant manhood are nice,” he explained. One of the most famous elements in the cathedral, Prades added the 3 large stained-glass increased windows have yet to be ruined, though they may have been damaged from the heat and will be evaluated by means of an expert.


6:05 p.m.

Victor Hugo’s novel”The Hunchback of Notre Dame” has rocketed to the top of the bestseller list of Amazon in France in its original edition.

Meanwhile, the English translation of this 1831 book can also be number one in revenue in the class of fiction.

Telling the story of Quasimodo, a deformed bell-ringer of this cathedral in the 15th century, also the publication helped rally support for Notre Dame’s massive renovation after from the 19th century.

Campaigning for the preservation of this palace, Hugo described it as crumbling and marked by”countless defacements and mutilations,” contributing to alert the general public about the situation.


5:45 p.m.

After the flame shows columns and tiles are spared by the tragedy video shot in Notre Dame cathedral.

Pictures broadcast Tuesday by French news channel BFM TV also show several parts of wooden furniture, such as chairs and benches, seemingly intact, but there’s a deep hole at the nave’s roof, with a heap of burnt debris lying underneath.

The fire which broke out caused damages to a lot of the almost 900-year-old building.


5:35 p.m.

British Prime Minster Theresa May says that the bells in London’s landmark Westminster Abbey is going to be rung Tuesday day to mark 24 hours because the fire broke out in Notre Dame cathedral.

Bells at churches and cathedrals are also rung in a demonstration of concern for both the loss of France.

The prime minister offered British help with the rebuilding of Notre Dame, calling it”among the most gorgeous buildings on the planet.”


5:25 p.m.

Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic has given compassion and aid to reconstruct the Notre Dame cathedral after the catastrophic fire, but tabloids under his hands known as the disaster”God’s punishment”

Most in Serbia are mad at France for reportedly displaying a flag of Kosovo outside Notre Dame for World War I centennial commemorations this past year, also for taking part in the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia.

Headlines late Monday on the websites of pro-government tabloids Alo and Informer said”God’s Punishment has caught up with them.” After tripping outrage on social 11, the articles were removed.

Serbia doesn’t recognize the 2008 statement of autonomy of its former province.

Vucic said”all citizens of Serbia are sad over Notre Dame. We stand by our friends and ready to help rebuild that symbol of French and world culture.”

France and serbia have a long history of friendship. France played a major role in assisting Serbs form their state in the Balkans following World War I.


5:05 p.m.

French interior minister Christophe Castaner states there are still a few dangers that may endanger the structure of Notre Dame cathedral.

Castaner told reporters Tuesday following a short trip to the cathedral that it is”under permanent surveillance as it can still cling.”

He added that state workers will need to wait 48 hours before being able to safely enter the cathedral and take care of the art works which are nonetheless there. Some were too big to be moved.


5:00 p.m.

Sidewalks on both sides of the Seine River were filled up with curious spectators, both tourists and French bemoaning the disaster. Notre Dame sits on a island in the center, the Ile de la Cite.

The river that is was in motion. A barge loaded with gravel slid past the cathedral Tuesday.

Guy explained:”It’s the attractiveness of a monument as well as our background.” She remembered that French schoolchildren learn the island housing Notre Dame was the birthplace of France.


4:40 p.m

Czech President Milos Zeman is supplying France the experience and help of leading Czech specialists to assist reestablish Notre Dame cathedral.

In a letter to his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, Zeman said Tuesday the Czech Republic is, such as France, a country that has many Gothic and historical historic buildings and palaces. Zeman said that”the flame of Notre Dame affects us all.”

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said his country is also prepared to send France monetary assistance.


4:30 p.m.

The culture ministry says Greece is willing to give academic experts and skilled technicians out of its restoration projects if assistance is required.

The ministry has extensive experience with significant conservation and restoration functions on Greece’s ancient and mediaeval monuments.

These include a decades-long plan on the Acropolis of Athens, whose 2,500-year-old marble temples and other monumental buildings have been seriously damaged over the centuries from fire, explosions and warfare.

A ministry statement Tuesday expressed deep sorrow.


4:20 p.m.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is urging others and his countrymen to add to the rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral following a devastating fire.

Steinmeier said Tuesday that the footage of the landmark Paris building burning would”likely leave no one in Europe untouched.”

He called for”the citizens of this nation and also the whole of Europe to encourage the renovation of Notre Dame.”

Steinmeier added that the cathedral”is not only a wonderful building, it is a terrific European milestone, a milestone of European civilization and an important record of European background.”


4:15 p.m

A couple of hours later billionaire tycoons Bernard Arnault and Francois Pinault announced Tuesday that they would provide a total of 300 million euros, oil and gas giant Total said it would contribute 100 million euros”that will assist the reconstruction of the architectural gem.”

Cosmetics maker L’Oreal promised exactly the same amount to reconstruct”a sign of French heritage as well as our common history.”

Among other contributors, he was stated by Bouygues building group CEO Martin Bouygues and his brother Olivier would contribute 10 million euros.


3:55 p.m.

The French presidency states that a morning session will be accompanied by one from the day focusing on the renovation job and the national campaign.

Tuesday macron would be to talk by phone.

The French leader has postponed a language and a news conference aimed at responding to this yellow vest catastrophe for an indefinite period, to honor”a moment of federal emotion.” Macron was initially planning to announce steps addressing the concerns of anti-government protesters.


3:45 p.m.

The French Bishops’ Conference says that the bells of cathedrals across the country will ring on Wednesday at 6:50 p.m. local time (1850 GMT; 12:50 p.m. EST), the time when the fire began Monday in Notre Dame in Paris.

The Bishops’ Conference stated Tuesday in an announcement that this will show the solidarity of dioceses supporting Paris and the flame at Notre Dame”is a jolt that affects far beyond just the Catholics of the nation.”

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3:25 p.m.

France’s culture minister says the”most precious treasures” of Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral have been spared following a devastating fire, including the crown of thorns Catholic relic and the temptations of Saint Louis.

Culture Minister Franck Riester told reporters other works are being transferred into the Louvre in the storeroom in City Hall on Wednesday and Tuesday. There they shielded will probably be dehumidified and eventually restored.

He explained Friday that the cathedral paintings would be removed. He said,”We assume they have never been damaged from the fire but there will eventually be damage from smoke.”

Monday’s fire dropped the spire and ruined the palace roof.


3:00 p.m.

European Union leader Donald Tusk states the message of encouragement into France following the Notre Dame cathedral fire ought to be that”it’s not the end of the world” and that the damage will be repaired.

Tusk told Polish terrorists Tuesday in Strasbourg following a European Parliament debate on Brexit that it had been the duty of all Europeans and Poles to give France courage following this”dramatic” occasion.

Recalling his native Poland’s attempts to rebuild its towns, many low to rubble, after World War II, Tusk reported that his compatriots”have the right and the duty to say — You will manage, this is not the end of earth.”


2:50 p.m.

The director of UNESCO says specialist work has to be carried out immediately to safeguard Notre Dame Cathedral’s remaining arrangement .

Audrey Azoulay told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it’s too early to state whether the valued rose windows of Notre Dame are unscathed because art specialists haven’t been able to examine the site yet following Monday’s seemingly accidental fire.

She stated”the initial 24, 48 hours” are crucial to protecting the stone and wood construction from water damage and assessing following measures. She cautioned that elements of the cathedral remain”extremely fragile,” especially countless tons of scaffolding setup around the cathedral spire that collapsed.

She said Notre Dame has”a particular spot in the world’s collective imagination.” Notre Dame is part of a UNESCO heritage site which includes the quais and islands, and UNESCO has provided its expertise.


2:45 p.m.

After participate in the retrieval of this crown of thorns at Notre Dame 31, the chaplain of all Paris fire brigade, jean-Marc Fournier, has been hailed as a hero.

Talking to reporters in the Palace, Paris’ 15th district mayor Philippe Goujon stated Tuesday the Fournier played with a part in the rescue of the relic and insisted on being permitted to join the edifice with fire fighters.

Fournier’s bravery had been noted previously after the Nov. 2015 Bataclan attack, when he tended to the injured and prayed over the deceased.

Based on an interview that he gave then assault to Christian Family magazine, Fournier was based in the Sarthe area that was western and in Germany , prior to joining the Paris fire brigade.

He served from the Diocese of the French Armed Forces and was based for a time in Afghanistan.


2:30 p.m.

At a view of condolences sent to Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit,” Francis said that the flame was especially devastating since it came through Holy Week, the days leading up to Easter during which Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.

Francis wrote:”This catastrophe has gravely harmed a historical building. But I am conscious that it has also influenced a symbol dear to all people within the diversity of the own convictions and the heart of Parisians. Since Notre Dame is the architectural gem of a collective memory, a place of gathering for good events, a witness of their prayer and faith of Catholics in the core of the city.”

Francis praised the courage of the firefighters and invoked his blessings.

2:10 p.m.

Cologne cathedral’s primary architect says it may take years to fix the harm caused to the Notre Dame cathedral by a enormous fire.

Peter Fuessenich, that oversees all building work for the Gothic cathedral in the German city, advised broadcaster RTL on Tuesday that”it will definitely take years, possibly even decades, until the previous damage due to this terrible fire will be totally repaired.”

Cologne cathedral was heavily damaged during World War II and work to fix it’s still ongoing.

Fuessenich known as the fire in Paris”a tragedy having a European dimension” as many churches and cathedrals across the continent were inspired from buildings in France. He explained that”if the final stone was put in Notre-Dame, the very first one was laid in Cologne, and in this regard it impacts us all very much”

According Fuessenich, Cologne cathedral’s’ roof has been replaced with an iron framework during the 19th century, also meaning.


1:50 p.m.

A representative of one of the five firms which were hired to work on renovations into the Notre Dame cathedral’s roof states”we need more than anybody for light to be shed about the origin of this drama.”

Julien le Bras’ company has 12 employees involved in the refurbishment, though none were on site at the time of the flame.

Le Bras insisted that”all the safety measures were respected,” and”workers are engaging in the investigation with no hesitation.”

Numerous officials have indicated the fire could have been connected to the renovation job.

While the site has been secured paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said the research is in its early stages and is focusing on hearings.


12:45 p.m.

The British monarch says she was”deeply saddened” to see the palace ablaze, and expressed”sincere respect to the emergency services who’ve risked their lives to try to conserve this important national monument.”

In simplifying the construction, politicians and religious leaders have sent messages of help.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Church of England, tweeted a picture of the fire-damaged palace using a passage in the Bible:”The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.'”


12:30 p.m.

Even the Vatican’s culture minister has offered words of hope into France after the devastating fire in Notre Dame, saying the cathedral is a”living creature” that has been reborn ahead and certainly will continue to function as”beating heart” of all France.

A Vatican press conference was opened by cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi with a personal reflection. He noted that it was a place of experience for both nonbelievers and believers and like the 19th century French poet Paul Claudel, sometimes, were converted into the Catholic faith as a outcome.

Ravasi, whose office manages the Catholic Church’s patrimony globally, said the scenes of tourists and faithful alike weeping as Notre Dame went up in flames moved him.

He suggested that the Vatican its art specialists in the Vatican Museums, may play a role in the rebuilding.


12:25 p.m

The Paris prosecutor says that they’re working on the assumption that the blaze had been an accident also there is no signs of arson in the Notre Dame flame.

Remy Heitz says the analysis will probably be”long and complicated.”

After the blaze was set out speaking Tuesday, ” he said the probe is being worked on by 50 researchers. He says they’ll interview employees from five companies that was hired to focus on renovations where the flames broke out, and which is.


This version corrects that 50 researchers are operating on the probe, not just five.


11:55 a.m.

An aide claims that Andrzej Duda, Poland’s president, has provided assistance and Polish experts for the task of rebuilding Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral that was damaged by fire.

Krzysztof Szczerski stated that Duda has written to French President Emmanuel Macron to state the despair and solidarity of Poland in loss of ethnic and heritage identity.

He said that in a gesture of”European solidarity” Duda provided Poland’s experience and world-class experts in the reconstruction of historical buildings. Lots of different areas and warsaw were rebuilt out of World War II rubble.

He said that the fire influenced a chapel at the cathedral but was not damaged.

A valuable replica of Poland’s most revered celebrity in addition to relicts of Polish-born pope St. John Paul II have been rescued.


11:55 a.m.

Heiko Maas wrote Twitter that French President Emmanuel Macron has called for help from outside France and”Germany stands willing to do that in close friendship”

Maas added that”we’re united in sorrow. Notre Dame is a part of the cultural heritage of humankind and an emblem for Europe.”


11:40 a.m.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of all Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s chair of learning,” wrote on Facebook:”Our hearts are with all our allies from France.”


10:35 a.m.

Paris’ mayor says the manhood, among the planet’s most famous and largest of Notre Dame, stays intact after a fire at Paris’ most important cathedral.

Emmanuel Gregoire advised Tuesday that a plan to protect the treasures of Notre Dame was successfully and quickly activated.

The organ that is impressive dates into the 1730s and has been assembled by Francois Thierry. It boasts an estimated 8,000 pipes.

Gregoire also described”huge relief” at the salvaging of bits like the supposed Crown of Christ.


10:20 a.m.

Egypt’s Coptic Church has expressed”profound sadness” across the massive blaze that burned parts of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

The head of Egypt’s Copts,” Pope Tawadroz II, said in a declaration that the fire was a”massive loss for entire humankind” and influenced”one of the main monuments on earth.”


10:15 a.m.

Pope Francis is famous for French Catholics and the population”beneath the shock of the terrible fire” which ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral.

Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said Twitter on Tuesday that the pope”is near France” which he’s supplying prayers”for all those who are making an effort to cope with this dramatic situation”

The Vatican on Monday expressed”shock and sadness” at the fire that caused considerable damage to a cathedral that is”a sign of Christianity from France and in the world.”


10 a.m.

Funding for the reconstruction of Notre Dame is piling up with just two of the richest families of France together rapidly pledging 300 million euros.

His billionaire dad Francois Pinault and businessman Francois-Henri Pinault stated they were instantly giving 100 million euros from their company, Artemis, to aid fund repairs to the cathedral Monday night devastated by fire.

A statement from Francois-Henri Pinault said:”This tragedy impacts all of French people” and”everybody would like to revive life as rapidly as possible to this jewel of our legacy.”

That donation was then trumped by French tycoon Bernard Arnault and his luxury goods group LVMH, which pledged 200 million euros.


9:50 a.m.

European Union leader Donald Tusk is currently calling the bloc’s member nations to help France rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral saying the website at Paris is a symbol of what contrasts Europe together.

Tusk, who seats summits of EU national leaders, also told lawmakers Tuesday that the blaze reminds Europeans of”just how far we could lose.”

Tusk said:”At stake here is something more than simply material assistance. The burning of the Notre Dame cathedral has made us aware that we are bound by something more important and more deep than treaties.”

Parliament President Antonio Tajani encouraged EU lawmakers, meeting in Strasbourg, France, to donate the salary of their day.


9:45 a.m.

A spokesman for Paris firefighters says that”the entire fire is out” in Notre Dame cathedral.

Gabriel Plus said Tuesday morning that emergency services are now”analyzing the motion of these structures and extinguishing smoldering residues.”

Plus said that today that the fire is out”this stage is for the experts” to plan the way to combine the edifice. 


9:10 a.m.

A statement Tuesday from LVMH said the Arnault family along with the luxury goods group could make the contribution for the cathedral, which was swallowed by flames Monday afternoon into a rebuilding fund.

LVMH known as the cathedral a”symbol of France, its legacy and its own motto.”

French media reported the Pinault family’s sooner 100 donation.


8:45 a.m.

A French cultural heritage expert says France has trees big enough to replace ancient beams that burned from the Notre Dame fire.

Bertrand de Feydeau, vice president of preservation group Fondation du Patrimoine, told France Info radio that was constructed with beams from primal forests.

Talking Tuesday, he stated the Ocean’s roof cannot be rebuilt exactly as it was prior to the fire because”we do not, at the moment, have trees within our territory of their size that were cut in the 13th century”

He stated the restoration work will need to use new technologies to reconstruct the roof.


8:40 a.m.

Experts are assessing the shell of Paris’ legendary Notre Dame Studio to establish following steps to save what remains after a devastating fire destroyed a lot of the building.

With the fire which broke out Monday night and quickly consumed the cathedral under control, attention is turning to ensuring that the structural integrity of the building.

Junior Interior Minister Laurent Nunez announced that architects and other specialists would meet at the cathedral early Tuesday”to find out whether the arrangement is stable and if the firefighters can go inside to continue their work.”

Officials think about that the fire an crash, maybe as a result of restoration work occurring in the architectural treasure that is worldwide, however that news has done nothing to quiet the mourning.