The next hour and a half will be very important to save the remains of the Notre Dame Cathedral, said Jean-Claude Gallet, Commander of the Paris Fire Brigade.
"We have to win this battle and prevent the spread of flame. The most effective action is from within. We are not sure if we can stop the flame spreading to the North Tower, ”he said.
He said that the initial emergency services reported to the authorities about the fire in the cathedral loft, though
"We evacuate the most precious piece of art that is protected," Gallet said.