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BBC: Notre-Dame cathedral: Firefighters tackle blaze in Paris

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Jim K    12,611

 

 

 

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Zagadka    3,993

What a complete tragedy, for the cathedral and everything it contains. Losing things like that hurts, and I feel so bad for the people of Paris.

 

There are reasons we don't dump water from planes onto even very modern buildings. It is a very violent process and doesn't work very well on structures.

 

Edit; I'd imagine that the cathedral isn't terribly well equipped with modern fire safety systems, so getting hoses and firefighters into the superstructure in the roof that is on fire is almost impossible.

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Brandon H    2,691
4 minutes ago, Zagadka said:

Edit; I'd imagine that the cathedral isn't terribly well equipped with modern fire safety systems, so getting hoses and firefighters into the superstructure in the roof that is on fire is almost impossible.

very much so; I've been watching the live feed and the hoses haven't even been able to get close in most spots. even the firetruck ladders can't get high enough :/

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Jim K    12,611

Being reported that the towers are safe.  Heard some applause from the crowd ... not sure what the good news is (maybe in reference to the towers).

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Brandon H    2,691
Just now, Jim K said:

Being reported that the towers are safe.  Heard some applause from the crowd ... not sure what the good news is (maybe in reference to the towers).

yeah they just announced that they should be able to save the structure at least. and a lot of artwork was gotten out thankfully.

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Human.Online    8,069

I REALLY hope that the glass can be saved.

 

Then maybe the Catholic Church can use some of its $15bn to rebuild, rather than asking for handouts to do work that should have been done decades ago!

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Mockingbird    2,529
6 minutes ago, Human.Online said:

I REALLY hope that the glass can be saved.

 

Then maybe the Catholic Church can use some of its $15bn to rebuild, rather than asking for handouts to do work that should have been done decades ago!

big deal!

 

Just start selling indulgences again! :rofl:

 

Donation of $10 millions or more give you a straight ticket to heaven! :D

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Zagadka    3,993

If "all" we're losing is the roof structure, we're lucky. The art, glass, documents, records, etc housed in the cathedral itself and the towers being safe is a huge deal. The spire is -was- a huge piece of art in itself, but the structure itself remaining mostly undamaged is great.

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Mockingbird    2,529
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At least you can always visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Assassin's Creed Unity.

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Mockingbird    2,529

Interior doesn't seem too badly damaged

 

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Mockingbird    2,529

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Human.Online    8,069
13 hours ago, Mockingbird said:

big deal!

 

Just start selling indulgences again! :rofl:

 

Donation of $10 millions or more give you a straight ticket to heaven! :D

It's more than the Catholic Church has donated.

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+jnelsoninjax    11,516

Police source: Notre Dame fire started at the center of roof

 

Investigators have pinpointed the start of the fire that ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, a police source told CNN.

After police reviewed a cache of amateur video and photos from local residences, investigators believe the fire started at the center of the cathedral's roof towards the base of the iconic spiral, the police source said.

The police source also told CNN that investigators are focusing on two potential problems relating to the outbreak of the fire. One issue under investigation is a possible problem with the fire alarm system sensors.

Investigators' second line of inquiry, the source said, relates to the elevators that were built for the construction workers. The source provided no additional details on that.

Two security guards at the cathedral told police they noticed the flames for the first time only when the flames were already almost 3 meters high ‪at 6:43 p.m. local time (12:43 p.m. ET), indicating the fire alarm sensors might not have been working properly, the police source told CNN.

The first alarm rang ‪at 6:15 p.m. local time. An alert flashed on the Notre Dame security control screens showing which sensor was sending the alert.

According to the police source, the two security agents went to check the location but didn't see anything at that time. When the second alarm rang ‪at 6:43 p.m. local time, the two security agents followed the alarm system instructions and went to another location at the top of the cathedral, where they then saw the flames.

https://www.news4jax.com/news/international/police-source-notre-dame-fire-started-at-the-center-of-roof

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