First images inside the Notre Dame

First images from inside Notre Dame show smoke rising inside the cathedral as devastating fire continues to burn - Source: ABC NEWS

Today, April 15th of 2019, the cathedral was on fire causing significant damage, including the collapse of the main spire and the entire roof. Due to the collapse of the roof many valuables were destroyed. Notre Dame Cathedral contained one of the oldest surviving wood-timber frames in Paris, involving around 52 acres of trees that were cut down in the 12th century. Each beam was made from an individual tree. So the ingenious lattice of historic woodwork was nicknamed "The Forest.". All this has been lost to the massive fire, according to the cathedral's rector.