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Notre Dame on fire in Paris

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posted on Apr, 15 2019 @ 09:40 PM
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Saw a few second clip of it burning, no doubt old news by when I saw it. But ya, its an old church, don't even know if it was still in service or just a tourist attraction. But ya, no doubt when it was built mostly using wood, that by now it was dry aged kindling.

So does anybody know how it started? Guy flicked his cigarette, renovating people welding to close to all that kindling, faulty wire, the friction from flushing the toiled caused a spark and poof, and what not. Or who knows even Islamist's. Religious people always don't exactly have a history of getting along together, especially when they worship the same god and are extremely similar. Or just for the insurance.

Or could be any number of reasons, most of which would likely as ridiculous as any other. No reason would be out of character or would surprise. And besides, all building are bound to be gone eventually, few survived as long as this one did, even the pyramids are only still standing because they just happened to be at the right place in the right times to not be long dust by now like all the others.

Anyways, I am sure that they will rebuild it or what not.




posted on Apr, 15 2019 @ 09:43 PM
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originally posted by: EchoesInTime


A few pics inside the church at the link. The above pic is cropped.

Amazingly, part of the altar and the Cross still stand with rubble surrounding it.

twitter.com...


Extraordinary image.

How are the candles not melted????

Are they made of glass?

I'm trying to zoom in.



posted on Apr, 15 2019 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

One of the saving factors might be that the roof is very high above the floor space below, so until the roof started to disintegrate, not much would have been burning inside the cathedral. Water damage might be worse than fire damage at floor level.
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posted on Apr, 15 2019 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: ipsedixit


I thought that also, but the tower collapsed in. Crazy.



posted on Apr, 15 2019 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

They say the stained glass is gone. Hope not.

Just reviewed the pics of me and my daughter there in 2014.



posted on Apr, 15 2019 @ 11:43 PM
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I can understand wood catching fire, but stone on fire is something new



posted on Apr, 15 2019 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: Hyperboles

The roof structure of the building was made of wood. Large timbers.
www.cnn.com...

Stone doesn't burn but it can be damaged by fire.
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posted on Apr, 15 2019 @ 11:59 PM
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It's unfortunate the lovely stained glass windows were destroyed.

Along with the lovely wall Fresno's

Sad.

They did save the crown though, so there's that.



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: Phage

It is destroyed.


The rose window was glorious.

I was sulking over our photos too.





posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 12:05 AM
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originally posted by: SKEPTEK
This sure doesn't look like any firefighter I've ever seen.



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It's a Muslim guy.. In a Christian church



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 12:09 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

They say it took almost an hour for the firefighters to show up. People are questioning why that is.



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 12:18 AM
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Father Fournier, Chaplain of the @PompiersParis (First responders) went with firefighters in the Cathedral to save the Crown of thorns and the Blessed Sacrament.

Hero's.



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 12:21 AM
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a reply to: Artemis12

A sprinkler system would have been a good idea.



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 12:42 AM
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a reply to: Phage

It probably wouldn't have helped, much anyway.



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 12:53 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Bigburgh

Looks like a hard hat and a high visibility vest.

Per that twitter it says no construction workers were there.

Doesn't mean a super, general contractor or architect didn't go.

I'm not a construction worker, but when I go to sights I have to wear a helmet and vest half the time, and wack ass glasses added to that mix the other half.


As a firefighter I don up in gear. Helmet, scba, aka... bunker gear.
The video is not the best and it's up in the air for the time being




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posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 12:56 AM
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originally posted by: Artemis12
a reply to: carewemust

They say it took almost an hour for the firefighters to show up. People are questioning why that is.


I've heard everything from 15 minutes, to 2 hours. Have the officials held a press conference yet to go over the timeline, and what they know? Maybe that's just a U.S. thing?



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 01:07 AM
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What a horrible shame. At least the structure survived. Some of the statues were removed beforehand due to the repair work being done on the roof. Others were rescued during the fire. So thank goodness for that. A billionaire has already pledged a hundred million dollars to help repairs after the fire. It is a remarkable structure which I would love to visit one day myself. Just hope the damage to the interior wasn't too terrible.
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posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 01:14 AM
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a reply to: LoneCloudHopper2

I'm happy to hear about the billionaire donating money. I'm sure they will receive much more as time goes on. Such a huge loss to France and people who visit from other Countries. This was a very sad day for so many.



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 01:21 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

I'm sure they will. I bet there will be donations from around the world.

The billionaire who made the pledge is François-Henri Pinault.
ca.news.yahoo.com...



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 01:36 AM
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