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Notre Dame cathedral spire falls as fire rages

April 15, 2019 | 2:08pm | 

Firefighters were still fighting to keep the fire under control Monday evening local time.

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They can't get ahead of it, most of the roof is down, just protecting the exposures now. ******* horrible. 1000 year old Cathedral. Wow. 

I pray this was an accident, but if not..... the DGSE does NOT **** around. 

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31 minutes ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

They can't get ahead of it, most of the roof is down, just protecting the exposures now. ******* horrible. 1000 year old Cathedral. Wow. 

I pray this was an accident, but if not..... the DGSE does NOT **** around. 

Cannot f-ing believe this. What a gorgeous cathedral.  

Haven't been since 1999 and I don’t think I was going back to Paris anytime soon but goddam this sucks. 

Glad I took the kids to see it at least that one time. 

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Was just there this past summer.  What a shame.  Hopefully some of the cathedral and artwork inside can be saved.  And hopefully the 400+ firefighters inside the cathedral are all safe as well.

 

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This is horrible. I couldn't believe it when I first saw the news. Hopefully everyone in the area is safe and if somebody did this on purpose death should be the penalty.

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We were just there what a shame................IMG_6321.jpg.b0dd57c5875d11a52852e8d2353af67d.jpg

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structure is now safe

the roof and a spire are gone along with a few priceless relics.

Stained glass windows and. more importantly, the organ are all intact

Was in this place on the eve of 9/11/01. Everyone was praying and crying. Glad to see it survive.

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If you ever go to France go here, it's a must 0.jpeg.1a2e5db29404849cac822a6590a35261.jpegyou will be glad you did.

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So the architect in charge of the fire plan thought the timbers wouldn’t burn quickly so there was no auto fire alarm 

the fire department wasn’t called for 31 minutes 

someone had to make a 6 minute walk up steep steps to confirm the fire before any action was taken 

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2 hours ago, Larz said:

So the architect in charge of the fire plan thought the timbers wouldn’t burn quickly so there was no auto fire alarm 

the fire department wasn’t called for 31 minutes 

someone had to make a 6 minute walk up steep steps to confirm the fire before any action was taken 

Then that lays at the feet of the Fire Marshal in charge of plan review and implementation of Fire Code (whatever standard they use in France).

 

Per NFPA 1 and 101, an assembly that size would be mandated to have at the very least a fire alarm and notification system. And even a historic structure can and obviously should be retrofitted with a Fire Sprinkler system in some capacity for fire protection. Also, FD access issues should have been addressed years ago, and updated to accommodate new apparatus.

 

But I'm not the Paris Fire Marshal.

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3 hours ago, Larz said:

So the architect in charge of the fire plan thought the timbers wouldn’t burn quickly so there was no auto fire alarm 

the fire department wasn’t called for 31 minutes 

someone had to make a 6 minute walk up steep steps to confirm the fire before any action was taken 

So 800 year old dried out timbers wouldn't burn quickly.  Brilliant !

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3 minutes ago, Thai Jet said:

So 800 year old dried out timbers wouldn't burn quickly.  Brilliant !

Somethings about the type of wood but yeah real bright 

they actually factored that into the fire safety plan 

they thought they had 20 minutes 

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