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Notre Dame Cathedral on fire

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony L, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Looks really bad. All over the news media if you’ve not seen it. Very sad indeed. I’m not religious in the slightest but it is a hugely significant building and it is sickening to see it in this state.
  2. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Oh dear. Not many firefighters on it here....

  3. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    You had me worried for a mo...thought you meant Notre Dame Cathedral, Strasbourg.
  4. Nero

    Nero It's unlikely

    that’s a horrendous image. let’s hope no-one gets hurts fighting it
  5. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    Hmm i cant see how they are going to put this out :(
  6. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    They had the builders in I see. Big insurance bill coming their way.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
  7. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Where there's a flame, there's a claim.

    The mind boggles on the amount. I'll start with 100 million euros?
  8. eisenach

    eisenach Thüringen

    Just watching on the french news (France 2). The spire has just collapsed.
  9. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Shocking images on Ch 4 News.
    Looks as though the whole roof is going up.
  10. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

  11. maxflinn

    maxflinn Tulsi Gabbard 2020.

    They ain't putting that fire out anytime soon, sadly.

    There'll be little left by the time they do :(
  12. venton

    venton pfm Member

  13. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Well worth reading Puckoon again for the Fire from heaven sermon

  14. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Looks like the whole thing is coming down. The fire has spread quite low into the main hall now.
  15. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    Blimey, I’d forgotten I have French satellite TV... such a beautiful building - so sad. I hope it wasn’t caused by a Gauloise stub flicked off the scaffolding - there were an awful lot of oak beams underneath.
  16. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Still can't see any extinguisher going on to it and it must have been ablaze for an hour.
  17. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    This is not the time for jokes, but I couldn’t help hoping the same might happen to the Houses of Parliament.
    eastone and Rug Doc like this.
  18. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    This it what hot works permits are supposed to prevent, not sure if they have them on French sites or not.
  19. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    That made me cry. It is really terrible and so sad!
    Just put 'Orleans' on by Davis Crosby.
  20. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    That's terrible news.


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