TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Footage shows the visible damage done to the Notre Dame cathedral a day after it was engulfed in flames.
A massive fundraising campaign was being launched Tuesday to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral, hours after a huge fire engulfed the iconic 800-year-old house of worship in the French capital.
The Paris Fire Service announced on Twitter that firefighters “came to grips with” the blaze early Tuesday, more than nine hours after they began the effort. It said nearly 400 firefighters had battled the inferno, and two policemen and one firefighter had been slightly injured, USA Today reported.
Paris firefighters spokesman Gabriel Plus said “the entire fire is out” and that emergency services were “surveying the movement of the structures and extinguishing smoldering residues,” according to media reports.
Officials said that the blaze could be linked to renovation work — the cathedral was in the midst of a $6.8 million renovation project.
French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild the 12th century cathedral and an international fundraising campaign is underway to gather money for the repairs.