Drone footage reveals damage from Notre Dame Cathedral fire

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New video shared by the Guardian overnight has revealed the extent of the damage caused by Monday's fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

According to the Guardian, the 850-year-old landmark was just 15 to 30 minutes away from being totally destroyed, with drones playing an important role in limiting the damage and helping save the belltowers from collapsing into the iconic structure.

Fire brigade spokesman Gabriel Plus said that two drone pilots, flying a Mavic Pro and Matrice M210, were able to track the movement of the flames and assist firefighters as to where to aim fire hoses. 

Meanwhile French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed the cathedral will be rebuilt in the next 5 years, with funds donated to a restoration campaign already hitting more than a billion euros. 


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