Gothic

towers

Spire

Fire spreads from

the area covered

by scaffolding

Direction

of fire

South

rose

window

River

Seine

6.45pm

Fire breaks out in the roof space which is surrounded by scaffolding

 

7pm

The blaze spreads quickly to the 93m-high spire, which later collapses and falls through the roof

 

Over the next four hours, the fire burns through most of the cathedral’s ribbed roof, made up of hundreds of oak beams, some dating back to the 13th century and measuring up to 110 metres long

Spire

Fire spreads from

the area covered

by scaffolding

Gothic

towers

Transept

Direction

of fire

South rose

window

River

Seine

Over the next four hours, the fire burns through most of the cathedral’s ribbed roof, made up of hundreds of oak beams, some dating back to the 13th century and measuring up to 110 metres long

6.45pm

Fire breaks out in the roof space which is surrounded by scaffolding

 

7pm

The blaze spreads quickly to the 93m-high spire, which later collapses and falls through the roof

6.45pm

Fire breaks out in the roof space which is surrounded by scaffolding

 

7pm

The blaze spreads quickly to the 93m-high spire, which later collapses and falls through the roof

 

Over the next four hours, the fire burns through most of the cathedral’s ribbed roof, made up of hundreds of oak beams, some dating back to the 13th century and measuring up to 110 metres long

Spire

Fire spreads from

the area covered

by scaffolding

Gothic

towers

Transept

Direction

of fire

South rose

window

River

Seine

6.45pm

Fire breaks out in the roof space which is surrounded by scaffolding

 

7pm

The blaze spreads quickly to the 93m-high spire, which later collapses and falls through the roof

 

Over the next four hours, the fire burns through most of the cathedral’s ribbed roof, made up of hundreds of oak beams, some dating back to the 13th century and measuring up to 110 metres long

Spire

Fire spreads from

the area covered

by scaffolding

Gothic

towers

Transept

South rose

window

River

Seine