Photos from inside Notre Dame show the central part of the historic Gothic cathedral still intact.
Rows of wooden pews and much of the nave appears to have been saved, according to the images, which were released on the Paris cathedral’s Twitter account.
“Only a small part of the vault collapsed. Interior seems relatively untouched. Hallelujah!” wrote @CathedralNotre.
Still, a massive hole can be seen in the 850-year-old cathedral’s roof. The pictures also show smoke emanating from the chancel, the area around the altar.
“There is still fire, between the stone vault and the wood frame,” the cathedral tweeted.