Notre Dame Cathedral came within 30 minutes of being totally destroyed last night, according to the French government, with ministers praising the speed and bravery of firefighters.
Tonight President Macron addressed the people of France and vowed to restore the cathedral within five years. And as billions of euros are pledged by those wanting to help, French spirits have been lifted by the news that so many priceless artefacts have been saved.
BBC News at Ten’s coverage of the aftermath of the Notre Dame fire, with Paris Correspondent Lucy Williamson, Arts Correspondent David Sillito, Fergal Keane, and presented by Sophie Raworth.
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