Saving Priceless Artifacts
Hundreds of firefighters worked tirelessly to try to extinguish the fire, while emergency services formed a human chain in order to try to save the irreplaceable artifacts from the unrelenting fire. Hours dragged on before the fire was able to be tamed.
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.