In my opinion, this is just gut wrenching.
France and Europe as a whole just lost one of the most beautiful, historical and cultural monuments, even without considering the religious aspect of it.
Most Helpful Guy
Like you, I am stunned. As a former firefighter I see immense obstacles to even get close enough to put significant water on the main fire. First responders, probably had to be thoughtful about causing damage unnecessarily, which was quickly abandoned as the fire grew rapidly. The interior is mostly combustible, meaning it will, or already has been lost.
My thoughts go out to the brave men and women on the front lines of this disaster.
They do not want to make unnecessary moves that endanger their lives. We all watch with frustration as it seems there’s little they can do at this point, but try to protect exposures, and do what they can to cool it off.
Thanks for bringing this up as it happens.
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Most Helpful Girl
Such a tragedy. Im glad the human train of first responders were able to save the priceless artifacts inside. Also, as a sign of hope and resilience, the giant white cross in the front of the building was miraculously captured still standing and lit up amongst the darkness