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We're Getting Our First Look At Some Of The Haunting Images From Inside Notre Dame Following The Massive Fire

On Monday, April 15, it was reported that the iconic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was on fire.

As the world watched with horror, the blaze quickly spread along the roof of the centuries-old landmark, toppling the structure's spire and collapsing part of its roof.

Firefighters rushed to slow the flames, but were met with difficulty due to the height of the rooftop blaze.

Now, a day later, with the fire fully extinguished, the public is getting their first look at the interior of the cathedral.




Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames before they caused serious harm to the cathedral's iconic bell towers.



Everyone from political figures to celebrities to concerned citizens around the world sent their well wishes to Paris.



Shortly after the fire was extinguished, articles began emerging about what did and did not survive the tragedy.

What remains of the original cathedral will be incredibly important to Parisians, who gathered on the streets to watch the building burn, singing hymns to remember one of their city's most important places.


Pictures began emerging of the blaze's aftermath shortly after firefighters took control.

Fires continued to burn in the structure's wooden roof for some time.


Fortunately, several priceless artifacts appear to have survived.



Similarly, at least one of the two rose windows, which were installed during the 13th century, seems unharmed. However, structures in the upper portions of the building were not so fortunate, with the "foret" and transept vault both consumed by flame.

French President Emmanuel Macron issued a statement as the cathedral burned, saying France would rebuild anything that was destroyed.



In one small bit of good news, prosecutors also seem to think the fire was an accident (not the work of a malicious arsonist).


It will likely be years before Notre Dame is restored to its former glory.

At least we can be thankful much of the architectural masterpiece has survived to inspire future generations.