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Old Yesterday, 02:21 PM
 
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I read the fire started at 6 pm Paris time, so it probably was not related to construction or workers.
It wouldn't surprise me if they scheduled a good deal of work to be done in the "off" hours to be less disruptive during the day. It is after all an active Church will millions of visitors a year.
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Old Yesterday, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The Paris fire service has also evacuated all of Ile de la Citie and I think some adjacent mainland areas too as a precautionary measure in case the fire spreads- lots of both office space and residential units not too far away.
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Old Yesterday, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Northeastern U.S.
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They're saying now that the fire chief has said that Notre Dame's two towers are in danger, if the huge bells they contain fall, the towers could fall too.
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Old Yesterday, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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The stone parts of the cathedral should be able to withstand the high temperatures of the fire. They can always rebuild it and make it look like the fire never happened, the Catholic Church has a ton of money.
I agree, I'm certain that it will be rebuilt. The only question is, how much of it can be saved and how much will have to be rebuilt. I expect that most of the stone work will be saved, but probably not much else.
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Old Yesterday, 02:24 PM
 
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It wouldn't surprise me if they scheduled a good deal of work to be done in the "off" hours to be less disruptive during the day. It is after all an active Church will millions of visitors a year.
Work is almost always done on these structures during off hours. That’s very common
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Old Yesterday, 02:25 PM
 
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The roof is gone; and they're not sure if the fire can be stopped.
“Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame,” Notre Dame spokesman Andre Finot told French media.
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Old Yesterday, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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They simply don’t have the equipment there to extinguish something of this magnitude as we have in the States.
The French have more than enough resources to handles these kinds of disasters and it it had happened adjacent to Le Champs Elysees or near the Eiffel Tower or toward the La Defense area, they would have been a position to suppress the fire right quick. But the cathedral is on a small island with sheep path wide roads and logistically it's hard to get a large fire truck into position to do good before so much fo the structure is consumed.
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Old Yesterday, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Old Yesterday, 02:42 PM
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My heart aches.
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Old Yesterday, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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This is utterly horrible. 800 years of history, gone in a single afternoon.
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