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Notre Dame Cathedral on fire

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  1. JohnD

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    "Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says firefighters are trying to contain a "terrible fire" at the city's Notre Cathedral.

    An AP reporter at the scene of Monday's fire says the roof at the back of the cathedral, behind the nave, is in flames and yellow-brown smoke and ash fill the sky.

    Hidalgo urged residents of the French capital to stay away from the security perimeter around the Gothic-style church. The mayor says city officials are in touch with Roman Catholic diocese in Paris."


    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...nN-UIgIw9BuDPc9LMk_Gsa2mFY#Echobox=1555350009
     
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    Numerous reports in French media suggest authorities are concerned that the blaze is connected to the renovation work, which is the reason for that scaffolding around the spire.

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    I wonder if its the same building company that did a similar 'renovation' to Windsor castle.
     
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    Gutted :( That’s a sad loss of a beautiful building.
     
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    Strange how a cathedral would catch fire.

    You would have thought someone would be looking after it.

    Mysterious ways indeed. There will be a reason.
     
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    And the Rennie Mackintosh Art School in Glasgow, that one was burned down twice?
     
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    IIRC the first reconstruction specified fire sprinklers...

    ...but they had not been connected when it burned down the second time.

    There is disagreement over whether this suggests carelessness.
     
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    Drowning artwork is probably not much better than torching it.
     
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    wooden articles are damaged by fire much worse than by water.
     
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    I have seen recently on a couple of surveys I have undertaken where water mist spray systems were either installed or about to go in?

    Looks as if there is a move to mist rather than raw water?
     
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    Even holy water won't save the building :(
     
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    Crying same - such a loss both of a beautiful building and the artefacts within.
     
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