Drones have been used by the media and officials to take footage of the Notre Dame fire.
Fire officials have been able to use drones to assess the fire while it was still burning to gain insight into how best to tackle the blaze.
Media organisations around the world have used footage obtained by drones to show viewers the extent of the damage.
The French interior ministry also tweeted a video highlighting the work done by emergency services at the scene which showed drone footage and some of the emergency service personnel using drone technology to help in their work.
After rough translation, the tweet read:
“Establish a perimeter of safety, evacuate the residents, fight relentlessly the flames… The forces of help & of security are mobilised for more than 3h and use all the means at their disposal to fight the fire #NotreDame #Paris #HérosduQuotidien”
See the video here:
The fire broke out just after 4pm GMT yesterday afternoon and continued to burn with such force to topple the famous spire.
Despite initial concerns, emergency services have been able to save the cathedral’s towers.