The fire at the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral was "totally controlled" in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but now the question is whether the structure of the building can withstand the damage caused by the fire.
In an impromptu appearance before the press the Secretary of State for the Interior, Laurent Núñez, stressed that "the question now is the building, how will the structure resist the very serious fire of this night".
Núñez explained that a meeting of experts had been convened starting at 8:00 am (0600 GMT) to find out if the structure offers enough stability so that firefighters can enter the interior of the buildings to continue their work.
A hundred firefighters continued working this morning at the site of the disaster, especially to prevent rekindling the "residual foci" that may remain active.
One of them was slightly wounded in the work of extinction. But there is no mortal victim because of the event.