The Latest on the fire Which swept through Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

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

Audrey Azoulay told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it’s too early to say whether the treasured rose windows of Notre Dame are unscathed because art specialists have not been able to study the site yet following Monday fire.

She explained”the first 24, 48 hours” are crucial to protecting the stone and wood structure from water damage and assessing following actions. She warned that elements of this cathedral remain”extremely fragile,” especially countless tons of scaffolding installed around the cathedral spire which collapsed.

She said Notre Dame has”a particular location from the world’s collective imagination.” Notre Dame is part of a UNESCO heritage site that contains the quais and islands, and UNESCO has offered its expertise.


2:45 p.m.

After participate in the retrieval of this Crown of Thorns jean-Marc Fournier is being hailed as a hero.

Talking to reporters in the Palace, Paris’ 15th district mayor Philippe Goujon stated that Fournier insisted on being permitted to enter the edifice with fire fighters and played a role in the relic’s rescue.

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

According to an interview that he gave after that attack to Christian Family magazine, Fournier was established in Germany and in the Sarthe area that was western , prior to linking 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 heartfelt view of condolences sent to Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit,” Francis said Tuesday the fire was especially devastating given that it came through Holy Weekthat the somber days leading up to Easter through which Christians commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Francis wrote:”This tragedy has severely harmed a historical building. But I am conscious it has also affected a national symbol to most people in the diversity of their convictions and the center of Parisians. Since Notre Dame is the architectural gem of a collective memory, a place of gathering for good events, a note of the faith and prayer of Catholics at the center of the city”

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

2:10 p.m.

Cologne cathedral’s primary architect states it could take decades to fix the damage caused by the Notre Dame cathedral by a fire.

Peter Fuessenich, that oversees all building work for the Gothic cathedral in the town, told broadcaster RTL on Tuesday that”it will surely take years, possibly even years, before the last damage caused by this terrible fire will probably be totally repaired.”

Cologne cathedral has been heavily damaged to fix it’s still ongoing over 70 decades later.

Fuessenich called the fire at Paris”a catastrophe having an European dimension” as numerous churches and cathedrals across the continent were motivated by buildings in France. He explained that”if the last stone was put in Notre-Dame, the very first one was set here in Cologne, and in this respect it affects us very much.”

According Fuessenich, the roof of Cologne cathedral’s was replaced with an iron frame meaning that the fire there would be devastating.


1:50 p.m.

An agent of one of the five firms which were hired to work on renovations on the Notre Dame cathedral’s roof states”we want more than anybody to get light to be shed on the origin of the drama.”

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

Le Bras insisted that”each of the safety measures were honored,” and”workers are participating in the analysis with no hesitation.”

Officials have suggested the fire might 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 has been secured.


12:45 p.m.

The British monarch says she was”profoundly saddened” to find the palace ablaze, also expressed”sincere respect to the emergency agencies who have risked their own lives to try to conserve this important national monument.”

In rebuilding the medieval construction, british politicians and religious leaders have also sent messages of assistance.


12:30 p.m.

The Vatican’s culture ministry has given words of hope for France following the devastating fire in Notre Dame, stating the palace is a”living creature” that has been reborn ahead and will continue to be the”beating heart” of all France.

A Vatican press conference started with a reflection. He noted it had been a place of encounter for both believers and nonbelievers drawn to its attractiveness and such as the 19th century French poet Paul Claudel, in some cases, were converted into the Catholic faith as a result.

The office of ravasi, whose, said that he had been moved by the scenes of tourists and loyal alike weeping as Notre Dame went up in flames.

He suggested the Vatican, particularly its artwork experts at the Vatican Museums, would play with a role that was potential in the rebuilding granted their expertise.


12:25 p.m

The Paris prosecutor says there is no signs of arson from the Notre Dame fire and that they’re working on the assumption that the blaze was an collision.

Remy Heitz states that the investigation will be”long and complicated.”

After the blaze was put out Talking Tuesday, ” he explained 50 researchers are operating on the probe. He says they will interview employees from five firms that was hired to focus on renovations where the flames broke out, and which is.


This model corrects that 50 investigators are working on the probe, not just five.


11:55 a.m.

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

Krzysztof Szczerski said that Duda has composed to French President Emmanuel Macron to express Poland’s grief and solidarity in thet loss of heritage and cultural identity.

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

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

A valuable replica of Poland’s most admired celebrity as well as relicts of Polish-born pope St. John Paul II are rescued.


11:55 a.m.

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

Heiko Maas wrote on Twitter that French President Emmanuel Macron has known for help from external France and also”Germany stands ready to do that in friendship”

Maas added that”we are united in regret. Notre Dame is a portion of the cultural heritage of mankind and a symbol for Europe.”


11:40 a.m.

Egypt’s top Muslim cleric has expressed sadness over the fire that destroyed part of the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, describing it as a”historic architectural masterpiece.”

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


10:35 a.m.

Paris’ deputy mayor says Notre Dame’s manhood, among the world’s largest and most famous, remains intact following a fire at Paris’ main cathedral.

Emmanuel Gregoire told a plan to safeguard the paintings of Notre Dame was quickly and successfully activated.

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

Gregoire also explained”huge relief” in the salvaging of bits like the supposed Crown of Christ.


10:20 a.m.

The head of Egypt’s Copts,” Pope Tawadroz II, said in a statement that the flame was a”big loss for whole humankind” and affected”one of the main monuments on earth.”

The Foreign Ministry in Cairo also expressed”great sorrow and pain” within the flame, citing Notre Dame’s”historic and civilization worth” for France and entire heritage.


10:15 a.m.

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

Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said Twitter on Tuesday that the pope”is close to France” which he’s supplying prayers”for all those that are trying to cope with this scenario “

Even the Vatican on Monday expressed”shock and sadness” at the fire that caused extensive damage to a cathedral that is”a sign of Christianity from France and on earth “


10 a.m.

Funding for the renovation of Notre Dame is piling up with two of the wealthiest families of France together pledging 300 million euros.

His billionaire father Francois Pinault and businessman Francois-Henri Pinault said they had been immediately committing 100 million euros from their company, Artemis, to assist fund repairs to the cathedral Monday night, ravaged by fire.

An announcement from Francois-Henri Pinault explained:”This catastrophe affects all French people” and”everyone wants to restore life as quickly as possible to this jewel of our heritage.”

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


9:50 a.m.

European Union leader Donald Tusk is calling the bloc’s member nations to assist France rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral saying the site at Paris is a symbol of what binds Europe.

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

Tusk said:”At stake here’s something more than simply material assistance. The trimming of the Notre Dame cathedral has again made us aware that we are bound with something more significant and more profound than treaties.”

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


9:45 a.m.

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

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

Plus said that today the fire is outside”this stage is to get the experts” to plan the way to consolidate the edifice. 


9:10 a.m.

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

An announcement Tuesday from LVMH reported the Arnault family and the luxury goods group would make the donation into a rebuilding fund Monday afternoon to the palace, which was consumed by flames.

French press reported the sooner 100 contribution of the Pinault family.


8:45 a.m.

A cultural heritage specialist says France no longer has trees big enough to replace historical wooden beams that burnt in the Notre Dame fire.

Vice president of preservation team 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 primal woods.

Talking Tuesdayhe stated the cathedral’s roof can’t be rebuilt exactly as it was prior to the fire as”we don’t, in the moment, have trees within our territory of their size which were cut from the 13th century.”

He said the restoration work is going to need to use new technologies to reconstruct the roof.


8:40 a.m.

Experts are currently analyzing the shell of Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral to establish following measures to save that which remains after a catastrophic fire destroyed a lot of the construction.

Together with the fire which broke out Monday night and swallowed the cathedral under management, attention is turning to ensuring that the integrity of the building.

Junior Interior Minister Laurent Nunez declared that architects and other specialists would meet at the cathedral early Tuesday”to decide whether the arrangement is secure and when the firefighters can proceed inside to continue their job.”

Officials think about that the fire an crash, news has done nothing to calm the national mourning, although maybe as a consequence of restoration work taking place at the architectural treasure.