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Notre-Dame Attic Was Known as ‘the Forest.’ And It Burned Like One. - The New York Times

Some of those elements, like firewalls or a sprinkler system, were absent by choice — so as not to alter the landmark’s design or to introduce electrical wiring deemed a greater risk amid the timbers that supported Notre-Dame’s ornate lead roof.

“There had been a systematic refusal to install anything electrical” within “the forest” because of the risk, said Pierre Housieaux, president of the Paris Historical Association. “Everyone knew that the attic was the most fragile part.”

As flaming pieces of the upper structure fell to the cathedral floor, some of the interior furnishings also caught fire.

Firefighters deployed a robot equipped with tank-type treads and a camera to pull hoses into the cathedral and aim water at the flames. Firefighters also used aerial drones to get a view, including thermal imaging, into the inferno.

The firefighters brought out irreplaceable artifacts, including candelabras, statues, furnishings and religious relics like a linen fabric associated with Saint Louis, and what tradition holds is the crown of thorns worn by Jesus. Mayor Anne Hidalgo described seeing them passing treasures hand to hand in a human chain.

The Notre-Dame restoration project was to focus on reinforcing the spire and repairing some of the attic beams, said Olivier de Chalus, a construction engineer and volunteer guide at the cathedral. He described the structure under the roof as “the cathedral’s jewel, the true piece of art that wasn’t accessible to many.”
2019  fire  arte  paris  church 
april 2019 by aries1988
Notre Dame Is the Burning Heart of Paris

It’s partly that, at 856 years old, Notre Dame has witnessed much of French history. It’s where Henry VI was crowned, and Napoleon became emperor. A few hours into the fire, French TV news was running everything from clips of François Mitterrand’s funeral to scenes from a movie version of Victor Hugo’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

In his address to the nation, Mr. Macron described what Parisians are feeling as a “tremblement intérieur” — an internal trembling.

A hundred years from now, people will still be talking about the fire of 2019.
2019  paris  france  architecture  patrimoine  fire  tragedy  accident  art  church  christianity  français 
april 2019 by aries1988
WindNinja | Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
WindNinja is a computer program that computes spatially varying wind fields for wildland fire application.
usa  fire  government  tool  mobile  ofm 
september 2017 by aries1988
消防队里的童年
文冤家阁大学士谨按:作者“小黄毛”是我的朋友。天津的悲剧发生后,我看到她在朋友圈说自己童年是在消防队度过的,就请她写了这篇文章。我在魔都,离天津很远,无论是祈福还是问责,我去做,都自感无力至极。所以,只能借朋友的这篇文章,寄托哀思,并向依然战斗在那里的“逆行英雄”——消防队员们致以崇高的敬意,不管他们有没有编制!…
story  children  nostalgia  fire  life  death 
august 2015 by aries1988
干过化学的告诉你,当你身上的酒精熊熊燃烧的时候,怎么冷静的灭火!文/李殿武
恩,这一切都是因为一个妹子,吃烧烤引发的悲剧: 昨天开始,本人被一个视频刷屏了,今天终于打开视频看了一下,看到截图的时候。最大的感受:化学没学好,不仅仅是分数的问题,更涉及到某些时候保命的问题(比如火灾,食品安全问题,化妆品选购问题)。先放这个视频,当然了,虽然不重口味,但是心理承受能力差的人还是别看了…
chemistry  fire  howto  life 
september 2014 by aries1988

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