Notre Dame fire under control. Medieval wooden interior, priceless art lost

It took 400 firemen 8 hours up until 3 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 to bring the fire under control at the 850-years old Notre Dame cathedral of Paris. By then, most of the priceless medieval art relics had been consumed. The roof and spires, iconic landmarks of Paris, had collapsed into the building. Parts of the stone fabric were saved, but little remained of the ancient wooden interior. French President Emmanuel Macron and his government vowed to start work at once to restore the precious landmark and opened a national appeal to raise funds. Restoration experts are pessimistic, estimating that it will take years just to prepare the plans and many more years to find and assemble the skilled artisans needed for the work. This monumental, national project could take decades. Even then, parts of the world-famous cathedral can never be replaced. It is therefore initially proposed to start work on a small part of the entrance for restoring the site to its regular function as a working Catholic church as it was before.
DEBKAfile reported the outbreak of the fire on Monday night.

The Paris fire brigade is fighting the flames at the Notre Dame cathedral after the roof collapsed on the medieval building. Notre Dame spokesman has just reported that the wooden interior of the cathedral was destroyed by the fire and nothing remains. Emergency teams tried to save the interior.  President Emmanuel Macron has canceled his speech to the nation over the disaster at the iconic site. No deaths have been immediately reported. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, but officials say it could be connected to renovation work. Plumes of smoke were billowing around the 850-year old Gothic building for hours. Last year, the Catholic Church in France urgently appealed for funds to save the cathedral which was starting to crumble. Millions of tourists visit the ancient landmark every year. It is undergoing renovations since cracks began to appear in the stone, sparking fears that the structure could become unstable. Macron will be going to the scene of the fire, a palace spokesman said. The Cathedral on the Ile de La Cite in the fourth arrondissement of Paris is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and the site of major events in French history, including the coronation of kings and the burial of Charles de Gaulle.

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39 thoughts on “Notre Dame fire under control. Medieval wooden interior, priceless art lost

  • Apr 15, 2019 @ 21:41 at 21:41

    G-D makes no mistakes.

  • Apr 15, 2019 @ 22:50 at 22:50

    According to the 1 Corinthians 9:5 the pope should be married.
    The married state build up more spiritual power than anything else.

  • Apr 15, 2019 @ 23:23 at 23:23

    another contribution from the adepts of the religion of peace,they are taking control of france

    • Apr 16, 2019 @ 5:51 at 5:51

      Not until the crescent moon is on the Notre Dome and the Eifel tower.

      • Apr 16, 2019 @ 6:21 at 6:21

        In the beginning, for the first airplane, 9-11 was very much looking like an accident.
        But now we know: with Islam there might be a lot more than meets the eye.

    • Apr 16, 2019 @ 15:38 at 15:38

      April 15th destruction ; On the same date many things happen , the Tungus meteorite destroyed half of the known world , and as far Hebrews concern , it was the date of destruction of that thing in Jerusalem , for the 1st time ;
      By the way Notre Dame de Paris was burned once before , and this one nobody wrote yet anywhere , but in here by me .

  • Apr 15, 2019 @ 23:51 at 23:51

    Was this why Yellow Vests were demonstrating? Migrant Muslim factions?

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 0:15 at 0:15

    Now they can build a mosque.

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 0:16 at 0:16

    “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
    – Matthew 5:38, 39

    Christian, does it matter who started this fire, and for what purpose?
    Our salvation does not rest upon the standing, undamaged Notre Dame cathedral. It rests on the resurrected Son of God who died for my – and your – sins.

    “And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering…”
    – Genesis 22:8

    The sacrificed Yeshuah is the Lamb which is acceptable to God and which God the Father provided for all mankind.
    Don’t accuse and condemn. Instead, use this as an opportunity to demonstrate the love of the Father, who loved us so much that he gave his only begotten Son as the sacrificial Lamb.

    • Apr 16, 2019 @ 8:40 at 8:40

      It absolutely matters. You are correct insofar as the splendor and wonder of Yeshua the Messiah, 100% human and 100% the One True LORD God, Adonai Tz’voat. Salvation is only possible because of the sinless life that Christ surrendered, His precious blood He shed on the mercy seat. “There is no redemption without the shedding of blood.” Yeshua, the blameless lamb of God, first fruits of the New Creation, paid the debt of the wages of sin, and His resurrection promises not only forgiveness, yet life everlasting in the Presence of the Living, Only LORD God, Triune as Father, Son, & the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) could satisfy the perfect Justice and perfect Mercy of His ultimate and unrelenting love for us.

      Even so, checking a box as ‘saved,’ is indeed the Lord’s will for all humanity, “for He is slow to anger, desiring that no one perish and all be saved and reconciled thru Christ. But also, the Redeemed of the LORD of Abraham, Isaac & Israel bear fruit abundantly, rejoice in serving Adonai.

      Yet salvation is never earned or justified of our accord, and it is 100% appropriates to oppose evil and the enemies of Our Lord. Righteous battle, sanctioned and blessed by Christ, is a solemn responsibility. To worry only if your own salvation, to ignore the suffering of the oppressed (especially among Yeshua’s flock), to allow evil to prosper and refuse to fight the good fight, demands spiritual and sometimes physical battle to defend the widow, the orphan, future generations, & the sacred One we serve, is righteous, just, and an honor.

      Islam seeks the destruction of all of the people of YHWH. As Joseph’s brothers did not recognize him at first, as he appeared to be a gentile, worldly, not of the Lord; so too, Christians and Israel worship the Living LORD, yet do not recognize Yeshua Messiah clearly yet. Nevertheless, we are one tree, the original olive tree with wild (goyim) grafts.

      Allah is NOT the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. Islam has been insatiably stalking and murdering Christian and Jew since the mohammedan abomination of a cult established itself and it’s plagiarized, altered, hate-forged book that encourages the violence of the worst kind.

      “As for me and my house, we serve the Lord Christ, YHWH the Son.” Millions have been martyred so that the Torah, the entire Bible, and the gospel itself remains intact, so that we today heard the good news. Good news, the good news will never be conquered.

      “And the Lord said to my Lord, abide in me, and I shall make thine enemies unto a footstool for your feet.” A comfortable chair requires a decent ottoman. May the ottoman remain a piece of furniture, not what it was before we drove them out of Europe back into the desolate inheritance of Ishmael.

      • Apr 16, 2019 @ 16:01 at 16:01

        To accuse and condemn is not from the Holy Spirit. Christ literally took all the sins of the world on himself and buried them in the grave. Accusations are Satan‘s province. God does not accuse and neither should man, especially Christians. Show the forgiveness of Christ to the world.

        • Apr 18, 2019 @ 21:59 at 21:59

          Pretty sure I’ve read where Jesus called people sons of their father the Devil and also at one point fashioned a whip to drive people from his father’s house. So, maybe whipping people isn’t an accusation, but I’d wager that those hurling accusations would be satisfied with whipping those responsible. Does that make your fee fees better?

      • Apr 17, 2019 @ 2:59 at 2:59

        There is no such thing as a triune God.
        Christ is the Son of God and Mary.
        The Holy Spirit is the power of God and Jesus.

    • Apr 16, 2019 @ 15:48 at 15:48

      Seldom have I seen such a clear expression of the poisonous false morality that Christianity has injected into the veins of Western civilization. Mr. Gray’s kind of reasoning, straight out of the New Testament, is the reason the West is failing, just as the Roman Empire in the West failed once it had adopted the Christian faith. A morality that undercuts reciprocity as the basic norm of human intercourse is a false one, and the culture that adopts it is doomed in the long run.

      • Apr 16, 2019 @ 15:52 at 15:52

        No, “Mr Gray” has it right, you are a fool.

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 0:33 at 0:33

    France is preoccupied with the establishment of a hostile state on the border of tiny Israel. Which of course would doom the Jewish nation. Those countries that attempt to harm Israel, have to be willing to endure the wrath of G-d. It would be in Europes best interest to focus on the many issues it is experiencing due to it’s intolerant and growing Muslim immigrants.

    • Apr 16, 2019 @ 1:27 at 1:27

      I completely agree with you Alan. 100%
      Genesis 12:3 (KJV) And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

    • Apr 18, 2019 @ 22:01 at 22:01

      I agree that the Jews probably started the fire while trying to frame musselmans, but the details don’t matter when the Jews definitely are responsible for trying to import mooslims to the West. Get rid of both with another inquisition, good riddance.

      Before anybody would accuse me of being an anti-sem*te. Guess what, it’s called self-loathing and I’m allowed to criticize my own tribe.

      • Apr 20, 2019 @ 13:27 at 13:27

        Mentally deranged Schlomo is what they called you in your youth. I see that you have not changed much in 60 years now that you are a dumb old fart.

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 1:28 at 1:28

    I completely agree with you Alan. 100%
    Genesis 12:3 (KJV) And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 1:32 at 1:32

    Sometimes, a burning cigar is just a burning cigar

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 1:56 at 1:56

    too bad it got out of hand; they could have carved a lot of nice violins out of all the centuries old timber. Europe’s christendom is doomed to apathy and apostasy. Just as rabbinism skipped the rails 2 millennia ago, christianity also skipped the rails about a century or two later. Just as the 1st and 2nd temples, they became meaningless for the want of heart of the clergy and worshippers. Back to the drawing board…

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 3:04 at 3:04

    I saw strong flames uniformly and timely distributed in one big fire attack.

    How many hunchbacks of Notre Dame are in Paris?

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 5:57 at 5:57

    All of Israel are the children of G-d, Was Yeshuah an Israelite?

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 7:08 at 7:08

    A building representing centuries of persecution of Jews. MAY it burn to the ground!

    • Apr 16, 2019 @ 15:06 at 15:06

      Instead of thinking about the past, it made me cry to see it burning even though I am not French or Christian.

    • Apr 16, 2019 @ 19:22 at 19:22

      did not get your wish huh

    • Apr 17, 2019 @ 1:46 at 1:46

      Meir Itcha,
      You should keep in mind that the Jews fully deserved what you call persecution.

      Very sincerely,

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 10:16 at 10:16

    It is worth noting that UNESCO quickly announced thst it was very supportive of rebuilding Notre-Dame but the same organization sides with the waqf as well as terrorists who rip apart and dig up the Temple Mount and erase any and all examples of numerous other Jewish religious sites destroyed by the Terrorstinisns.

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 13:41 at 13:41

    Another important Paris church was partially burnt on March 18th , Saint-Sulpice in the Latin Quarter .
    Same arson in Lavaur near Toulouse .
    The police will have the duty to question the workers who were involved in the restauration .
    Also the date of this fire is strange , between christian holidays .

  • Apr 16, 2019 @ 14:42 at 14:42

    Right, it makes no sense spending billions rebuilding an important church when there is a good chance that it was arson carried out in the name of terrorism. The emphasis should be on rebuilding western Judaeo-Christian values and guarding against leftism, communism and Islamism. Until the EU and France figure out the error of their ridiculous open-borders policies and the crazy leftism which has them obsessing over and spending treasure on changing mother nature’s climate, it is a waste to rebuild symbols without substantive morality rebuilding. maybe they should get behind the re-building of the Temple – something that is more important to Judaism than the re-building of Notre-Dame to Christianity.

    • Apr 18, 2019 @ 22:04 at 22:04

      Rebuilding has never been a priority for our tribe. Your chutzpah is outrageous.

  • Apr 17, 2019 @ 1:13 at 1:13

    Governments worldwide, the UN, the EU,the Pope, big corporations and individuals are quickly stepping up to re-build Notre-Dame. That is great but why do these same world leaders not so eager to save their Christian brothers from genocide in Islamic countries? Do they only like the physical material symbols of Christianity but willing to let living Christians and their people and communities die without saying a word – frightened to breach the rules of political correctness which necessitate imposed quietude when terrorists aim to kill non-believers according to their books?

  • Apr 17, 2019 @ 14:13 at 14:13

    @Man up to save Christians and western civilization and not merely the physical material symbols:right on !

  • Apr 17, 2019 @ 22:07 at 22:07

    The atheist’s dream is fullfiled.France,secular state,whitout religious symbols.

  • Apr 17, 2019 @ 23:37 at 23:37

    To the powers that not allow Ron unz to continue operating unz review.

  • Apr 18, 2019 @ 17:20 at 17:20

    If the Christians can immediately begin to re-build Notre-Dame in a predicted 5 years to 20 years, then the Temple can be re-built, 1950 years after the last destruction, in roughly the same time-frame.

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