As the next morning’s sun rose, the damage was finally clear. About two thirds of the roof were totally destroyed, and the spire that dates back to the 19th century had completely collapsed. As the spire came tumbling down, it pierced a hole in the ceiling of the vault underneath it, exposing the Cathedrals interior to damage caused by the fire.
Could They Be Saved?
Through all the chaos and madness, many were concerned about the irreplaceable artifacts stored in the Cathedral. Had they also been lost in the flames? Was anything able to be saved or even salvaged?