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Discussion in 'Personal' started by peakster, Apr 15, 2019.
Believed to be linked to 'renovation' work, as is so often the case...
They look to be serious flames.... what a terrible thing...
It looks really bad on the BBC website.
The fire seems to be in the area of scaffolding at the back of the cathedral
I agree @HelenREMfan
We're watching on SkyNews. It's horrific and getting worse as we watch.
Been going for less than an hour, apparently, so likely to get worse still before it's out.
One of the truly iconic buildings in the world.
The spire looks to be pretty much destroyed.
Spire's fallen in now and the roof is fully alight.
One of the schools I worked in had some renovation done to fix the leaking roof, around £30k at the time. I drove past one day during the summer to find the whole roof on fire with thick black smoke that could be seen from miles away.
The cause? A workman had left a lit blowtorch on the newly revamped roof.
It is just so easy to do and once alight there is no stopping it especially with an old building.
The spire has collapsed. We did a school residential to Paris for previous years before and this was one of the highlights of the trip. So sad.
It's horrific - and I saw it before the spire fell in. It will never be the same again .
Very sad tonight, I grew up 500 metres away from Notre-Dame in the 1960s-1970s (in the Marais, then a shabby working class area, totally unrecognisable from now of course) just across the Seine via the Pont D'Arcole, I used to play in the gardens behind ND. I'm devastated.
I will miss this wonderful building.
Notre Dame was the first place we went after I proposed. This is heart breaking.
Very sad, I'm sure it will be rebuilt or repaired if possible, even if it's just keeping part of the original, but it will take a generation or more.
Hard to believe. I was sitting in front of Notre Dame at 17:15 this afternoon.