Breaking: Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on fire

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  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    On CNN right now. Hope it’s not terrorism....

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    Someone got a little rambunctious lighting the Easter candles with all the left over Palms.
     
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    They are saying the fire is linked to renovations and started in the attic.... Well, that's what I just heard on the news at least... They referenced the official twitter for that claim.
     
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    Oh good...not that I’m happy it’s on fire but glad it’s not terrorism or arson or something like that. Still horrible to see such a historic and iconic building on fire.
     
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    That is a terribly sad picture.

    Once the fire gets in among the dry roof timbers the roof is pretty much gone… and then when it caves in, the rest is at risk.
     
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    Hope Quasimodo has made it out ok :eek: But in all seriousness that looks like a hell of a lot of damage to a beautiful historic building :(
     
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    Very good way to put it.

    The first thing that popped in my head was “yellow vest riots”, but I’m glad it seems that I was wrong about that. Still, very sad.
     
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    That would have been truly despicable... sounds like so many similar fires it's linked to ongoing renovations. Glad to hear it's thought nobody has lost their life in the fire.
     
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    And Cliff Clayvin weighs in...
     
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    It is certainly sad news, as it was a truly awe inspiring building to be in. Initial reports are that nobody has been reported seriously injured or killed.

    Mind you the jokes are flying around the office like obviously it was started by a cigarette smoking construction worker...
    and then Trump said this
    Yeah what a moron; drop ~6000kgs of water on a 850 year old building to 'save it'

    damn @Rogifan beat me to it
     
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    Moderator Note:

    Just a heads up, this thread was merged and is no longer in the PRSI section, so please keep the PRSI posts out of the thread.
     
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    So sad to see. We were just there not long ago...
     
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    Watching on TV I am shocked at the slow response by first responders. It seems like it took forever to start getting water on the fire.
     
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    Curious why you think this is funny?
     
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    It's quite a shock to hear about this accident. I remember visiting Notre Dame, so iconic to Paris (and one of the top tourist sites in the country). This is where Napoleon's coronation was held and where so many cultural artifacts reside. It's so disappointing to hear about historical items that could be lost. Can the stained glass windows survive?
     
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    It's sounding like everything will be a total loss.
     
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    I don't know that I have been this profoundly sad in some time. Experiencing the sound of the bells in front of Notre-Dame was a truly meaningful experience, particularly for someone raised Catholic.
     
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    It sounds like firefighters can't fully attack the fire inside the cathedral because of the danger of collapsing walls and wall supports, not just the roof. And artifacts not ruined by fire could still be ruined by water. It's a tragedy on many fronts.

    Does the cathedral have a large basement? If so, what's in there?
     
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    I think it's a crypt.

    Sounds like most of the treasures are saved, but the stained glass and the structure. Notre-Dame withstood centuries, only to fall now.
     

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