On Monday, the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral was reduced to ashes due to the spread of a catastrophic fire through a building.

Cathedral spokesman Andre Finot told reporters that the building had sustained “colossal damage” and that the medieval wooden interior – a marvel that has inspired awe and wonder for the millions who have visited over the centuries – had been gutted.

He added, “Nothing will remain from the frame.”

Just before midnight, in an address to the nation, President Emmanuel Macron said, “I tell you solemnly tonight: We will rebuild this cathedral.”

Macron added, “Notre Dame of Paris is our history. The epicenter of our lives. It’s the many books, the paintings, those that belong to all French men and French women, even those who’ve never come.”

There were no deaths, but a firefighter was reportedly badly injured.

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