It is. In the capital of all places one would think that all available firefighters and vehicles would be on the spot and spraying like crazy in a matter of minutes.
Just 1 month ago one of the most famous churches in Paris, St. Sulpice, was set on fire, eventually revealed to be arson.
I guess it is far too soon to make this kind of declaration that I emphasized above...Notre Dame fire was accidental due to construction and renovation.
But, apparently there is an ongoing problem:
I'm not sure conventional firefighters did not react quickly but:Exactly. Anyone who is part of an emergency response system knows that per protocol, you have to be there within minutes. Firefighters usually materialize in no time. If it really took them 50 minutes to get there, that makes them among the most incompetent response team in history. No rescue system lives uncovered a main city by more than half an hour. It would be interesting to see what they have to say.
Yes, yes and yes. And notice how Notre-Dame architecture is a kind of "twin towers".I think that is where the series of bas relief medallions, that Fulcanelli chose as his first object of exploration in Mystery of the Cathedrals, is found.
I always felt part of the soul of France is embodied in the cathedrals, and if that is accurate, it is a scary and profound symbol.
Archbishop Michel Aupetit
To all the priests of Paris:
Firefighters are still fighting to save the towers of Notre-Dame de Paris. The structure, roof and sag are consumed. Let us pray. If you wish, you can ring the bells of your churches to invite people to pray.