Images of the interior of Notre Dame published on the Twitter account of the Paris Cathedral, show the central part of the historic Gothic cathedral still intact.
Rows of wooden benches and a large part of the nave seem to have been saved.
"Only a small part of the safe has collapsed. The interior seems relatively intact. Alleluia! "Wrote @CathedralOur.
A huge hole can be seen in the roof of the 850 year old cathedral. The images also show smoke from the choir, the area around the altar.