Notre-Dame fire: Paris surveys aftermath of cathedral blaze

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Parisians have woken up to see the full extent of a massive fire at Notre-Dame cathedral.

The fire, which brought down the spire and roof, was declared under control almost nine hours after it started.

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the 12th Century cathedral describing the incident as a “terrible tragedy”. Hundreds of millions of euros have already been pledged.

Images from inside and outside the cathedral show the extent of the damage.

Notre-Dame fire: Paris surveys aftermath of cathedral blaze

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Sections of the cathedral were under scaffolding as part of extensive renovations

Notre-Dame fire: Paris surveys aftermath of cathedral blaze

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Firefighters study damage caused by the blaze, the morning after it broke out

Notre-Dame fire: Paris surveys aftermath of cathedral blaze

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In this image taken on Monday evening, the flames can be seen taking hold of the roof

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Images of the interior of the cathedral show debris close to the altar

Notre-Dame fire: Paris surveys aftermath of cathedral blaze

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President Emmanuel Macron called it a “terrible tragedy” and vowed to restore the landmark

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The building’s spire and roof collapsed but the main structure has been saved

Notre-Dame fire: Paris surveys aftermath of cathedral blaze

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Notre-Dame pictured before and during the fire

Notre-Dame fire: Paris surveys aftermath of cathedral blaze

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The fire was declared completely extinguished on Tuesday morning

Notre-Dame fire: Paris surveys aftermath of cathedral blaze

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The Paris prosecutor’s office says it has opened an enquiry into “accidental deconstruction by fire”

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