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    Notre Dame in Flames

    A fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, firefighters say.

    The cause is not yet clear, but officials say it could be linked to renovation work.

    Images on social media show plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the the 850-year-old Gothic building.

    Last year, the Catholic Church in France launched an urgent appeal for funds to save the cathedral, which was starting to crumble.

    A major operation is under way to tackle the blaze, which broke out on Monday afternoon, and an area surrounding the building in central Paris has been cleared, officials said.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47941794

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    It's hard atm to understand, even with French media, if this is a serious fire or a minor one

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    From the pictures it looks like it's awful. The entire roof is in flames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahtasher View Post
    It's hard atm to understand, even with French media, if this is a serious fire or a minor one
    https://twitter.com/BobLeCentriste/s...37076140122112

    Looks pretty serious to me. But I'm just judging by the flames and smoke pouring into the sky.
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    That's what I'm trying to say. It's emitting a lot of smoke, but it's unclear if the damage is in the roof (the part that was repeatedly restored) or deeper.

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    really horrible, one of the most storied buidlings ever, and beautiful too

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    That's an awful lot of French churches on fire this year. There's so been a lot of attacks. 12 this week alone. Sure makes you think.

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    What are the running odds it was a new Frenchman who set the blaze? A little dash of diversity for Notre Dame.
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    Now where is Quasimodo suppose to live?
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    Such a shame, history burning away. Hopefully a good amount can be saved.

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    For some reason I feel like listening to black metal today.
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    All that precious history

    I feel lucky to have visited it in my lifetime, but as a hue history nut this is heartbreaking. Hope it can be saved

    EDIT: Damn

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctd12345 View Post
    scaffolding on the building so ongoing work probably the cause?
    Google french church attacks. I'm waiting to see whodunit, because I have a pretty good idea already.
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    Oh this saddens me, absolutely devastating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctd12345 View Post
    dont forget to take the tinfoil off, you will overheat

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    The cathedral was closed to the public for renovations according to French news, so this is either an incredibly unfortunate fire, or some really determined asshole.

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    Catholic churches in France vandalized, set on fire & smeared with excrement (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    https://www.rt.com/news/454472-arson...tholic-church/

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    It's a shame, Central Spire has collapsed, entire roof engulfed. It survived two World Wars, only to Burn now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingoism View Post
    What are the running odds it was a new Frenchman who set the blaze? A little dash of diversity for Notre Dame.
    The same odds as it being an accident, a political protest, or some random French arsonist.

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    this is horrible, its such a beautiful building, such history. I just hope they can save it before more burns

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