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Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire!

Just broke on MSNBC. Clips look horrifying.

by Anonymousreply 75Last Tuesday at 7:04 AM

It’s not as bad as it looks, already under control.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Monday at 9:17 AM

here is a photo

by Anonymousreply 2Last Monday at 9:17 AM

That fucking Hunchback.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Monday at 9:20 AM


anyone know what caused it?

by Anonymousreply 4Last Monday at 9:20 AM

Daily Fail's on it -

by Anonymousreply 5Last Monday at 9:21 AM


by Anonymousreply 6Last Monday at 9:21 AM

Doesn’t white smoke mean flames are dying out?

by Anonymousreply 7Last Monday at 9:22 AM

Must’ve been a metric fuckton of incense.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Monday at 9:23 AM

So young.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Monday at 9:23 AM

Some nuns were smoking.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Monday at 9:24 AM

Where the fuck are the FIRE FIGHTERS??!!

I don't see any water anywhere!

by Anonymousreply 11Last Monday at 9:31 AM

Saint Sulpice was aflame on March 17th.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Monday at 9:34 AM

If there was contracted work going on they could have been behind schedule and would have had to pay a fine. Arson could hide this.

Or it could be Muslim immigrants.

Or it could have been anti Muslim immigrants.

Or a smoker carelessly throwing his butt on an alter cloth.

What ever caused it It's the will of our Lord.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Monday at 9:34 AM

That spire is going to topple over - MSNBC saying debris and ash falling like hail, even 200 yards away -

by Anonymousreply 14Last Monday at 9:34 AM

This is beyond tragic.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Monday at 9:35 AM

The spire is about to collapse

by Anonymousreply 16Last Monday at 9:36 AM

They started building it in 1160 and it was completed one hundred years later in 1260. Crazy that it’s that old.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Monday at 9:38 AM


by Anonymousreply 18Last Monday at 9:39 AM

Wasn't it destroyed during the French Revolution and rebuilt or something. I blame this on Judge Frollo and his lust for Esmerelda.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Monday at 9:40 AM

Holy Smokes!!!

by Anonymousreply 20Last Monday at 9:41 AM

Has anyone ever been in there? The cause could be the million candles they have lit.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Monday at 9:42 AM

I hope someone saved the Easter Eggs!

by Anonymousreply 22Last Monday at 9:42 AM

[quote] Has anyone ever been in there?

No. No one has.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Monday at 9:43 AM

White smoke means a new pope is elected, oui? Non?

by Anonymousreply 24Last Monday at 9:44 AM

Most likely caused by some sort of modern electrical equipment. We forget that these buildings were not meant to contain electrical wiring and such.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Monday at 9:44 AM

[quote] White smoke means a new pope is elected, oui?

In Avignon perhaps.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Monday at 9:44 AM

If it wasn't arson, that is.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Monday at 9:44 AM

The spire is almost completely gone.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Monday at 9:45 AM

Notre Dame is an insatiable bottom.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Monday at 9:47 AM

Live pictures on BBC are awful. It's completely out of control and destroying the roof. Spreading rapidly. So sad. They are saying it may have been caused by the restoration works.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Monday at 9:51 AM

We've had four buildings, one historic, burn down in town over the last year because of construction work carelessness. That's what caused the gas leak and explosion in Durham NC recently, too.

You'd think they would be more careful with Notre Dame, but apparently not. Horrifying.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Monday at 9:54 AM

They repaired Windsor Castle after that huge fire and made it better than ever. They'll do the same thing with the Cathedral. They're probably looking at a couple hundred million in repair costs.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Monday at 9:55 AM

Really sad

by Anonymousreply 33Last Monday at 9:55 AM

"Somebody did something in Paris today"

by Anonymousreply 34Last Monday at 9:56 AM

Jesus, R34, why do you choose to be an absolutely worthless piece of shit? Go troll somewhere else.

by Anonymousreply 35Last Monday at 9:57 AM

Where the fuck are the fire fighters? Why don't they fly over and spray ?

by Anonymousreply 36Last Monday at 9:57 AM

A lot is irreplaceable, R32. This is not something easily shrugged off as just a repair-and-replace situation.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Monday at 9:58 AM

Trump tweeting they need "flying water tanks" to put the fire out - "must act fast!" Thanks, asshole.

There is no way on earth they can fight this fire - it is working its way downward into the cathedral itself. Ghastly. AND it's almost 8 pm in Paris now.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Monday at 9:58 AM

fuck you, R35

by Anonymousreply 39Last Monday at 9:58 AM

The building is 900 years old, R36. It would collapse under the weight of water dropped on it like that.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Monday at 9:59 AM

Whatever, R37.

You see the fire.

Repair and replace is all that there is.

by Anonymousreply 41Last Monday at 10:00 AM

Old, dangerous church on fire in Paris, Sad. Thoughts and prayers yada yada. Too bad it wasn't a Trump Tower, they don't burn. No collusion, Happy Easter.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Monday at 10:00 AM

No big loss, it smelled musty.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Monday at 10:00 AM

Not really sure why the "whatever" and "so what, they'll replace it with something better" guy is even on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Monday at 10:01 AM

If every firefighter in France showed up they wouldn't be able to extinguish that fire. The spire falling inside is going to make it so much worse.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Monday at 10:01 AM

The cathedral is made of stone. Wood parts may burn, glass may melt, but the stone structure will remain. I worry most about the stained glass, it's so difficult and expensive to replace.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Monday at 10:07 AM

Notre Dame is built on the site of two previous churches.

So it is already a 'repair and replace' situation.

It was trashed in the French Revolution and received significant restoration at that time.

Life goes on.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Monday at 10:08 AM

The stained glass and artwork/relic are the biggest losses here, and I can only assume they held some archives with old texts that can't be replaced and may not yet have been digitized.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Monday at 10:08 AM

If the fire burns the main floor the pews will burn.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Monday at 10:09 AM

R46, it’s impossible to replace the quality of that stained glass. They’ll probably just find some way to 3-D print it.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Monday at 10:09 AM

I feel sick watching this.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Monday at 10:09 AM

News reports say it's just the tower that's in flames.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Monday at 10:10 AM

Live stream

by Anonymousreply 53Last Monday at 10:10 AM

Built in the 12th century and it’s gone. Unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Monday at 10:10 AM

The spire collapsed

by Anonymousreply 55Last Monday at 10:13 AM

Entire roof is collapsed.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Monday at 10:15 AM

Any group claimed responsibility yet?

by Anonymousreply 57Last Monday at 10:16 AM

This fire will go all the way to the cellar...sad day

by Anonymousreply 58Last Monday at 10:18 AM

I’ve been fortunate to see it twice in the last 3 years... this is tragic!

by Anonymousreply 59Last Monday at 10:19 AM

So ironic that it's sitting right on the Seine, and they can't get water to that roof.

It's going to get darker soon, which will make the whole thing more difficult.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Monday at 10:20 AM

Per Twitter, the spire is a reconstruction from the 1800s, after the original spire was removed in the 1780s because of damage.

The cathedral was also heavily damaged during the Revolution and has been restored off and on since the 1830s.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Monday at 10:20 AM

You think they would have had some more appropriate restoration before now. So depressing. Me, too, R51.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Monday at 10:21 AM

Listening to Piaf as I type.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Monday at 10:27 AM

Get trump out NOW.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Monday at 10:29 AM

From 2016

by Anonymousreply 65Last Monday at 10:34 AM

Tragic that the Paris Fire Department was not somewhat ready for this...I understand that the scaffolding was a holdback but they were not prepared

by Anonymousreply 66Last Monday at 10:41 AM

The entire interior is burning now and first responders are trying to salvage as much of the art and artifacts that they can.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Monday at 10:43 AM

I bet some people are dancing in the streets.

by Anonymousreply 68Last Monday at 10:55 AM

^^^^^^ DJT

by Anonymousreply 69Last Monday at 11:06 AM

The Fire Department response looks non-existent! What is it with the French and just giving up with barely a fight?

by Anonymousreply 70Last Monday at 11:14 AM

Where the bulk of the fire is burning is at the center of the building beneath the spire, which is gone now. The only access to that part of the building is two tiny side streets that flank the cathedral. Imagine having to fight a fire over a hundred foot wall while only being able to move 12 feet back

by Anonymousreply 71Last Monday at 11:22 AM


by Anonymousreply 72Last Monday at 12:19 PM

Guys, you can't pour tons of water on SANDSTONE without risking the sandstone to literally explode.


by Anonymousreply 73Last Monday at 12:22 PM

Don't be such a presumptuous git R44. I made the comment about them being able to repair it like they did at Windsor. I did not make any of the other comments you so arrogantly attribute to me.

by Anonymousreply 74Last Monday at 1:21 PM

Paris Fire Chief says fat boy Trump's advise on putting out the fire is "risible" or LUDICROUS.

by Anonymousreply 75Last Tuesday at 7:04 AM
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