Notre Dame's age, design fueled fire and foiled firefighters

NEW YORK (AP) " Is there anything firefighters could have done to control the blaze that tore through Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral sooner?Experts say the combination of a structure that's more than 850 years old, built with heavy timber construction and soaring open spaces, and lacking sophisticated fire-protection systems led to the quick rise of flames Monday, which jeopardized the entire cathedral before firefighters brought the blaze under control."Very often when [...]


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