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Notre Dame is on fire !

Discussion in 'Personal' started by peakster, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

  2. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

  4. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    They look to be serious flames.... what a terrible thing...
    les25paul, Vince_Ulam and lindenlea like this.
  5. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    :eek: It looks really bad on the BBC website.
  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    The fire seems to be in the area of scaffolding at the back of the cathedral
  7. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

  8. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

  9. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    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.
    Terrible scene.

    One of the truly iconic buildings in the world.
    So sad.
    nizebaby and les25paul like this.
  10. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    The spire looks to be pretty much destroyed.

  11. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Spire's fallen in now and the roof is fully alight. :(
  12. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    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.
  13. thejudgesscoresarein

    thejudgesscoresarein Occasional commenter

    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.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  14. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    It's horrific - and I saw it before the spire fell in. It will never be the same again .
  15. fraisier

    fraisier Senior commenter

    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.
  16. smurphy6

    smurphy6 Lead commenter

    I will miss this wonderful building.
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Notre Dame was the first place we went after I proposed. This is heart breaking.
    artboyusa likes this.
  18. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    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.
  19. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Hard to believe. I was sitting in front of Notre Dame at 17:15 this afternoon.
    Jesmond12, lindenlea and artboyusa like this.
  20. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

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