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7:40 p.m.

Cuomo says that the light on Tuesday night is going to be a tribute to the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral,”among the planet’s most sacred and celebrated religious monuments.”

France and the United States’ flags include exactly the exact colors, but patterns that are unique.

The flag features a white center flanked with blue and red. The U.S. flag has white and red stripes, with white stars on a blue background at the upper left corner.


7:15 p.m.

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

Press secretary Sarah Sanders states his condolences were given by President Donald Trump Tuesday over the flame that caused major damage to the building that is iconic. She says America stands with countless visitors, the town of Paris and the French from all over the globe who seeks solace.

Sanders adds that France is America’s oldest ally and Americans remember”with grateful hearts” the tolling of all Notre Dame’s bells the afternoon after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.

She states”those dreams will appear again” and closes her announcement by”Vive la France!”

The magnitude of any harm to the bells and their service structure is cloudy.


6:50 p.m.

Spain’s Culture Ministry says it has convened an extraordinary meeting of the country’s Council of Historical Patrimony to go over fire safety and other measures after a blaze ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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

He explained Spanish cathedrals are well-protected”but there is no such thing as 100% secure.”

The Culture Ministry says in a statement that the Council of Historic Patrimony was expected to review safety procedures earlier this month but ran out of time. A new meeting focusing on security measures and fire security will likely be held on April 26 in Madrid.


6:45 p.m.

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

He said most of them were employees working on the renovation of this monument.

The official, speaking on a continuing investigation, said that the palace’s fire alarms appeared twice on Monday evening.

Some folks, the first time, such as a fire official found nothing and went to check beneath the roof. The next time because the flame was too strong, it was too late, the official said.

He also added that 40 to 50 investigators are working on the case but aren’t allowed to enter the monument yet for security reasons.

–By Nicolas Vaux-Montagny


6:30 p.m.

Some will call it a wonder. According to Notre Dame’s heritage director, just 1 piece of architecture inside the building was damaged.

Laurent Prades told The Associated Press that the high priest, which was installed in 1989, was struck and harmed by the cathedral’s spire as it came crashing down from the flames. “We’ve managed to salvage all of the rest,” said Prades, who watched the retrieval first hand immediately.

“All of the 18th-century steles, the pietas, frescoes, chapels and the big manhood are all nice,” he said. Among the most famous elements in the palace, Prades added the 3 large stained-glass increased windows have not been ruined, although they might have been damaged from the warmth and will be evaluated by an expert.


6:05 p.m.

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Campaigning for the preservation of this cathedral, Hugo described it crumbling and marked with”countless defacements and mutilations,” contributing to alert the general public regarding the issue.


5:45 p.m.

Video shot inside Notre Dame cathedral following the fire shows columns and many tiles have been spared from the disaster.

Images broadcast Tuesday from French news channel BFM TV also reveal several parts of wooden furniture, including chairs and chairs, apparently undamaged, but there is a gaping hole at the nave’s roof, using a heap of burnt debris dangling underneath.

Monday evening the fire which broke out caused damages to much of the building.


5:35 p.m.

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

Bells at churches and cathedrals are also rung Thursday in a further demonstration of concern for both France’s loss.

She says the Westminster Abbey bells will appear at 5:43 local time (1643 GMT; 12:43 p.m. EST) Tuesday afternoon.


5:25 p.m.

Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic has offered sympathy and help to rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral after the catastrophic fire, but tabloids beneath his hands called the tragedy”God’s punishment.”

Many in Serbia are angry at France for reportedly displaying a flag of Kosovo outside Notre Dame to get World War I centennial commemorations last calendar year, and also for taking part in the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia.

Headlines late Monday about the sites of pro-government tabloids Alo and Informer said”God’s Punishment has caught them up.” The articles were removed after tripping outrage on networks.

Serbia does not comprehend the 2008 statement of autonomy of its state.

We stand by our French friends and ready to help rebuild that symbol of French and world civilization.”

France played a major role in assisting Serbs form their state after World War I. from the Balkans


5:05 p.m.

Interior minister Christophe Castaner says there are some dangers that could endanger the construction of Notre Dame cathedral.

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

He also added that state employees need to wait for 48 hours before having the ability to safely go into the cathedral and take care of the art works which are nonetheless there. Some were too large to be moved.


5:00 p.m.

Authorities block all bridges surrounding Notre Dame cathedral in Paris — from clustering as they could into the monument, but that hasn’t deterred Parisians and tourists.

Sidewalks on the both sides of the Seine River were filled with both tourists spectators and French bemoaning the disaster. Notre Dame sits on a island in the middle.

Still, the river was in motion. A barge filled with gravel slid beyond the palace Tuesday.

Annie Guy, a retired school principal from the Toulouse region, said she’s”truly pained.”

Guy stated:”It is the beauty of a monument as well as our history.” She remembered that French schoolchildren learn that the island housing Notre Dame was the birthplace of both France.


4:40 p.m

Czech President Milos Zeman is offering France the experience and assistance of leading Czech experts to assist restore Notre Dame cathedral.

Zeman said that”the flame of Notre Dame affects all of us.”

Zeman offered teams of high restoration specialists that operate at Prague Castle, the historic seat of Czech presidency, which includes St. Vitus Cathedral, a Gothic architectural masterpiece.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis stated his nation is also ready to send France fiscal assistance.


4:30 p.m.

The government of greece has offered France assist in preventing fire damage to Notre Dame cathedral.

The culture ministry says Greece is ready to supply academic experts and skilled technicians from its own restoration jobs if help is required.

These include a decades-long program in the Acropolis of Athens, whose marble temples and other monumental buildings were seriously divided over the centuries warfare, explosions and by fire.

A ministry announcement Tuesday expressed deep sorrow for its Notre Dame blaze.


4:20 p.m.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is urging his countrymen and others in Europe to add to the rebuilding of Notre Dame palace after a catastrophic fire.

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

Steinmeier added that the cathedral”is not simply a terrific building, it’s a great European milestone, a milestone of European culture and a significant record of European background.”


4:15 p.m

A couple of hours after billionaire tycoons Bernard Arnault and Francois Pinault announced Tuesday that they would provide a total of 300 million eurosoil and gas giant Total said it might contribute 100 million euros”to help the reconstruction of the architectural gem.”

Cosmetic manufacturer L’Oreal promised the same amount to rebuild”a sign of French heritage and of our history.”

Among other subscribers, Bouygues building team CEO Martin Bouygues stated he along with his brother Olivier would contribute 10 million euros.


3:55 p.m.

The French presidency states a morning session will be followed by one in the day focusing on the national fund-raising campaign and the renovation job.

Tuesday macron is to speak by phone with Pope Francis.

The French boss has postponed a language and a news conference aimed at responding to the yellow vest crisis for an extended period, to respect”a moment of federal emotion” Macron was initially likely to announce measures addressing the issues of anti-government protesters.


3:45 p.m.

The Bishops’ Conference said Tuesday in an announcement this will show that the solidarity of all dioceses toward Paris and the flame in Notre Dame”is really a jolt that affects far beyond only the Catholics of our nation.”

France counts 103 cathedrals.


3:25 p.m.

France’s culture minister states the”most valuable treasures” of Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral have been saved after a devastating fire, for example, crown of thorns Catholic Scots as well as also the temptations of Saint Louis.

Culture Minister Franck Riester told reporters outside Notre Dame that other works are being moved from a storeroom from City Hall to the Louvre on Tuesday and Wednesday. There they revived, protected and will likely be dehumidified.

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

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


3:00 p.m.

European Union chief Donald Tusk states the concept of encouragement to France after the Notre Dame cathedral fire should be that”it is not the end of the world” and the damage is going to be fixed.

Tusk told Polish reporters Tuesday in Strasbourg after a European Parliament debate on Brexit it had been the responsibility of all Europeans and all Poles to provide France courage after this”striking” event.

Recalling his native Poland’s efforts to rebuild its cities, several reduced to rubble, after World War II, Tusk said that his compatriots”have the right and the duty to say — You will manage, this isn’t the end of earth.”


2:50 p.m.

The director of UNESCO says specialist work has to be carried out immediately to safeguard the remaining structure of Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire.

Audrey Azoulay told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it is too premature to state whether the valued rose windows of Notre Dame are overused since art experts haven’t been able to study the website yet following Monday’s apparently accidental fire.

She stated”the first 24, 48 hours” are critical to protecting the wood and stone structure from water damage and also analyzing following steps. She cautioned that portions of this palace remain”extremely brittle,” notably hundreds of tons of scaffolding set up round the cathedral spire that collapsed.

She explained Notre Dame has”a particular location from the world’s collective imagination.”


2:45 p.m.

Jean-Marc Fournier, the chaplain of all Paris fire brigade, has been hailed as a hero after taking part in the recovery of this crown of thorns in Notre Dame cathedral.

Talking to reporters in the Palace, Paris’ 15th district mayor Philippe Goujon said Tuesday that Fournier insisted on being allowed to go into the edifice with fire fighters and played a role in the rescue of the relic.

Fournier’s bravery was noticed already following the Nov. 2015 Bataclan assault, when he tended to the wounded and prayed on the dead.

Based on an interview he gave then attack to Christian Family magazine, Fournier was based in the Sarthe area and at Germany , prior to connecting the Paris fire brigade.

He also served at the Diocese of the Armed Forces and was established for a time in Afghanistan.


2:30 p.m.

Pope Francis is supplying his prayers that Notre Dame, the”architectural jewel of a collective memory,” will once again be a shrine to the Catholic religion, a symbol of the French nation and a spiritual and architectural gift to humanity.

In a note of condolences Francis said Tuesday the fire was devastating given that it came during Holy Weekthat the somber days leading up to Easter during which Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.

Francis wrote:”This tragedy has severely harmed a historic building. But I am aware it has influenced a national symbol to all people within the diversity of their own convictions and the center of Parisians. Because Notre Dame is the architectural gem of a collective memory, instead of gathering for good events, a witness of the prayer and faith of Catholics at the center of the city.”

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

2:10 p.m.

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

Peter Fuessenich, that manages all building work for its Gothic cathedral from the Italian town, told broadcaster RTL on Tuesday that”it will certainly take years, possibly even years, before the last damage due to this terrible fire will probably be totally repaired.”

Cologne cathedral has been heavily damaged to fix it’s still ongoing.

Fuessenich called the flame from Paris”a tragedy with a European dimension” as many churches and cathedrals across the continent were inspired from buildings in France. He said that”when the final stone was set in Notre-Dame, the very first one was laid here in Cologne, and in this regard it affects us all very much.”

According Fuessenich, Cologne cathedral’s’ roof has been replaced with an iron framework meaning that the fire there would be devastating.


1:50 p.m.

A representative of one of the five companies which were hired to work on renovations to the Notre Dame cathedral’s roof says”we want more than anyone for light to be shed about the source of the play.”

Julien le Bras’ company has 12 employees involved in the refurbishment, although none have been at the right time of the fire on site.

Le Bras insisted that”most of the security measures were honored,” and”workers are engaging in the analysis with no hesitation.”

Officials have suggested the fire could have been related to the renovation work.

Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said the analysis is in its early stages and can be focusing on hearings while the site is being procured.


12:45 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth II has sent a message of empathy after a fire ravaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

The British monarch says she was”deeply saddened” to find that the cathedral ablaze, and expressed”sincere admiration to the emergency services who’ve risked their own lives to attempt and save this major national monument”

In rebuilding the medieval building, politicians and religious leaders have sent messages of goodwill and offers of assistance.


12:30 p.m.

Even the Vatican’s culture minister has given 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 will continue to be the”beating heart” of France.

A press conference was opened by cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi having a reflection about the cathedral. He noted it was a place of encounter for both believers and nonbelievers attracted to its beauty and in some cases, like the 19th century French poet Paul Claudel, were converted to the Catholic faith because of this.

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

He suggested that the Vatican its art specialists in the Vatican Museums, could play with a role that was potential in the rebuilding given their expertise.


12:25 p.m

The Paris prosecutor says they’re working on the premise that the blaze had been an crash also there is no evidence of arson in the Notre Dame fire.

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

Speaking Tuesday, after the blaze was set out, he said the probe is being worked on by 50 researchers. He says they will be interviewing workers from five companies that had been hired to work on renovations on the cathedral’s roof, which was being fixed prior to the fire where the flames initially broke out, and that is.


This model corrects that 50 researchers are working on the probe, but not five.


11:55 a.m.

An aide says that the president, Andrzej Duda of Poland, has offered Polish and assistance specialists for the job of rebuilding Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral which was ruined by fire.

Krzysztof Szczerski stated the Duda has composed to French President Emmanuel Macron to state the grief and solidarity of Poland at thet loss of heritage and ethnic identity.

He said that at a gesture of”European solidarity” Duda offered Poland’s experience and world-class experts from the reconstruction of historical buildings. Warsaw and a number of different places were rebuilt from World War II rubble.

He explained that a chapel at the cathedral was affected by the fire but wasn’t damaged.

A valuable copy of Poland’s most admired icon in addition to relicts of Polish-born pope St. John Paul II are rescued.


11:55 a.m.

Germany’s foreign minister says his country is ready to assist with the rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral.

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

Maas added that”we’re united in regret. Notre Dame is a part of their cultural heritage of humankind and a symbol for Europe.”


11:40 a.m.


10:35 a.m.

Paris’ deputy mayor says the manhood, one of the planet’s largest and most famous of Notre Dame, remains intact after a devastating fire in Paris’ cathedral.

Emmanuel Gregoire advised that a plan to protect Notre Dame’s paintings was successfully and rapidly activated.

The remarkable organ dates to the 1730s and has been assembled by Francois Thierry. It’s an 8,000 pipes that are estimated.

Gregoire also clarified”huge relief” at the salvaging of pieces such as the supposed Crown of Christ.


10:20 a.m.

Egypt’s Coptic Church has voiced”profound sadness” across the gigantic blaze that burnt 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”tremendous loss for whole humanity” and influenced”one of the most important monuments on earth.”

The Foreign Ministry in Cairo also expressed”great regret and pain” over the fire, citing Notre Dame’s”historical and culture value” for France and entire legacy.


10:15 a.m.

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

Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti stated Twitter on Tuesday that the pope”is near France” which he is offering prayers”for those that are making an effort to deal with this scenario .”

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


10 a.m.

Funding for the renovation of Notre Dame is piling up at a pace.

His billionaire father Francois Pinault and businessman Francois-Henri Pinault stated that they instantly gave 100 million euros Artemis, from their own company, to aid fund repairs to the palace Monday night ravaged by fire.

An announcement from Francois-Henri Pinault explained:”This catastrophe affects all of French people” and”everybody wishes to restore life as fast as possible to this jewel of our legacy.”

That contribution was trumped by tycoon Bernard Arnault and his luxury goods.


9:50 a.m.

European Union leader Donald Tusk is calling the bloc’s member countries to assist France rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral is a symbol of what binds Europe together.

Tusk, who seats summits of EU national leaders, told lawmakers Tuesday that the blaze reminds Europeans of”how much we can lose.”

Tusk stated:”At stake here’s something more than simply material help. The burning of the Notre Dame cathedral has made us aware that we’re bound by something more important and more deep than treaties.”

Parliament President Antonio Tajani encouraged EU lawmakers to contribute their day’s salary.


9:45 a.m.

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

Plus stated that today the fire is outside”this stage is for the specialists” to plan the way to combine the edifice. 


9:10 a.m.

French tycoon Bernard Arnault and his luxury goods group LVMH have pledged 200 million euros ($226 million) for the renovation of Notre Dame, following a reported 100 million-euro contribution from a different French billionaire, Francois Pinault.

A statement Tuesday from LVMH reported the Arnault household and the luxury goods set would make the contribution for the palace, which had been consumed by flames into a rebuilding fund.

Press reported the earlier 100 contribution of the Pinault family.


8:45 a.m.

A French cultural heritage expert says France no longer has trees big enough to replace ancient beams that burnt from the Notre Dame fire.

Vice president of preservation group Fondation du Patrimoine, bertrand de Feydeau, told France Info radio the wooden roof that went up in flames was built with beams over 800 decades ago from forests.

Talking Tuesday, he explained the cathedral’s roof cannot be rebuilt exactly as it was prior to the fire because”we do not, at the present time, have trees around our land of the size which were cut in the 13th century.”

He stated the restoration work will have to use new technology to rebuild the roof.


8:40 a.m.

Experts are currently assessing the blackened shell of Paris’ legendary Notre Dame cathedral to set actions to conserve what remains after a devastating fire destroyed a lot of the nearly 900-year-old construction.

With the fire which broke out Monday evening and quickly consumed the cathedral currently attention is turning into ensuring the integrity of the building that is rest of the.

Junior Interior Minister Laurent Nunez declared 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 proceed inside to keep their work.”

Officials consider the fire an collision, possibly as a result of restoration work occurring at the treasure that is global, but that news has done nothing to quiet the national mourning.