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Well this is interesting... turns out the oak roof was sheathed in lead. About 230 TONS.Dealing with that much molten lead must have made firefighting... interesting.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre-Dame_de_Paris_fire
The Paris (?) fire chief was interviewed on NPR with the BBC correspondent today, the chief was being criticized by some for a slow response, he stated the first pumper was there in 6 minutes after the call was made, he said only ONE call was made about the fire to alert them, when the FDP got there, there was a crowd of 200 with their PHONES out taking video.
I feared most for the Rose window and the other stained glass, given the leading around it would melt off around 750 F to 800 F, but thankfully it was saved. Notre Dame has its own stained glass works on site to maintain them.D
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