Notre Dame Cathedral on fire.

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  1. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

  2. PilotFlyingJ

    PilotFlyingJ Active Member

    I’m guessing improper hot plate usage.
     
  3. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    Thousands of years of history, up in smoke. Literally.

    I’m gutted.
     
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  4. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    Yeah this isn't a minor fire. They're blaming it on construction work.
     
  5. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Catholic Church needs that insurance money.
     
  6. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    The spire has collapsed, as has the roof:

    I saw somewhere on twitter that we don't even fully understand how the roof was even constructed.
     
  7. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

  8. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    It is sad to see almost a millennia of history destroyed like that. It survived WWII, for crying out loud.
     
  9. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    It took over a hundred years to build
     
  10. PilotFlyingJ

    PilotFlyingJ Active Member

    It’s been a bad year for France.
     
  11. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff More fragile than Mr. Glass

    They have 1 big garden hose aimed at a 50 foot flame.
     
  12. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Beer run

    That's so sad for history.
     
  13. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    awful. gonna be some questions about safety and preventative measures.
     
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  14. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    True or false -

    Card once inadvertently caused an evacuation of the area around Notre Dame because he forgot some black trunks carrying sheet music in the courtyard and the police thought they were bombs.
     
  15. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    Honestly, I don't think Trump's suggestion was stupid although a little late. I don't know much about fire fighting, but I would have figured dousing that thing with as much flame retardant as possible ASAP would have saved it.

    But I don't know if France even is set up for that. It's a pretty wet and cut down country. Doubt forest fires are really a concern.
     
  16. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    I guess true since you are posting it. Everything about this is screaming JQK though.
     
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  17. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    you'd destroy the building and the ones around it dropping thousands of pounds of water like that. you don't fight structure fires with a tanker plane.
     
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  18. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    Again, I have no clue. But I would have figured that caving in the roof would be better than incineration.
     
  19. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    It is also not very precise. It is good when you are trying to hit 100 acres, but a building and not destroying things around it/killing people on the ground? Impossible.
     
  20. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    Great, informative thread.

     
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