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Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire!

Just broke on MSNBC. Clips look horrifying.

by Anonymousreply 7504/16/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 104/15/2019

here is a photo

by Anonymousreply 204/15/2019

That fucking Hunchback.

by Anonymousreply 304/15/2019


anyone know what caused it?

by Anonymousreply 404/15/2019

Daily Fail's on it -

by Anonymousreply 504/15/2019


by Anonymousreply 604/15/2019

Doesn’t white smoke mean flames are dying out?

by Anonymousreply 704/15/2019

Must’ve been a metric fuckton of incense.

by Anonymousreply 804/15/2019

So young.

by Anonymousreply 904/15/2019

Some nuns were smoking.

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2019

Where the fuck are the FIRE FIGHTERS??!!

I don't see any water anywhere!

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2019

Saint Sulpice was aflame on March 17th.

by Anonymousreply 1204/15/2019

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 1304/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 1404/15/2019

This is beyond tragic.

by Anonymousreply 1504/15/2019

The spire is about to collapse

by Anonymousreply 1604/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 1704/15/2019


by Anonymousreply 1804/15/2019

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 1904/15/2019

Holy Smokes!!!

by Anonymousreply 2004/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 2104/15/2019

I hope someone saved the Easter Eggs!

by Anonymousreply 2204/15/2019

[quote] Has anyone ever been in there?

No. No one has.

by Anonymousreply 2304/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 2404/15/2019

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 2504/15/2019

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

In Avignon perhaps.

by Anonymousreply 2604/15/2019

If it wasn't arson, that is.

by Anonymousreply 2704/15/2019

The spire is almost completely gone.

by Anonymousreply 2804/15/2019

Notre Dame is an insatiable bottom.

by Anonymousreply 2904/15/2019

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 3004/15/2019

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 3104/15/2019

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 3204/15/2019

Really sad

by Anonymousreply 3304/15/2019

"Somebody did something in Paris today"

by Anonymousreply 3404/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 3504/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 3604/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 3704/15/2019

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 3804/15/2019

fuck you, R35

by Anonymousreply 3904/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 4004/15/2019

Whatever, R37.

You see the fire.

Repair and replace is all that there is.

by Anonymousreply 4104/15/2019

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 4204/15/2019

No big loss, it smelled musty.

by Anonymousreply 4304/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 4404/15/2019

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 4504/15/2019

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 4604/15/2019

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 4704/15/2019

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 4804/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 4904/15/2019

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 5004/15/2019

I feel sick watching this.

by Anonymousreply 5104/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 5204/15/2019

Live stream

by Anonymousreply 5304/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 5404/15/2019

The spire collapsed

by Anonymousreply 5504/15/2019

Entire roof is collapsed.

by Anonymousreply 5604/15/2019

Any group claimed responsibility yet?

by Anonymousreply 5704/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 5804/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 5904/15/2019

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 6004/15/2019

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 6104/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 6204/15/2019

Listening to Piaf as I type.

by Anonymousreply 6304/15/2019

Get trump out NOW.

by Anonymousreply 6404/15/2019

From 2016

by Anonymousreply 6504/15/2019

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 6604/15/2019

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 6704/15/2019

I bet some people are dancing in the streets.

by Anonymousreply 6804/15/2019

^^^^^^ DJT

by Anonymousreply 6904/15/2019

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

by Anonymousreply 7004/15/2019

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 7104/15/2019


by Anonymousreply 7204/15/2019

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


by Anonymousreply 7304/15/2019

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 7404/15/2019

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

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