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|Fire Guts French Cathedral Church Of Nantes One Year After Notre Dame by oneda(m): 3:06pm On Jul 18, 2020|
A major fire broke out in the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes on Saturday, blowing out stained glass windows and destroying the grand organ in the 15th-century building, officials said.
Prosecutor Pierre Sennes told reporters three fires had been started at the site and authorities were treating the incident as a criminal act. He gave no other details.
Dozens of firefighters brought the fire under control after several hours. Smoke was still coming out of the Gothic structure after massive flames earlier engulfed the inside.
The damage is concentrated on the organ, which seems to be completely destroyed. Its platform is very unstable and could collapse," regional fire chief General Laurent Ferlay told a press briefing in front of the cathedral.
Emergency workers cordoned off the area around the St Peter and St Paul Cathedral, in the historical centre of this city on the Loire River.
The blaze comes about a year after a major fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris destroyed its roof and main spire.
Local fire chief Laurent Ferlay said the fire had broken out behind the grand organ, which was completely destroyed, he said. Stained glass windows at the front of the cathedral were blown out.
However, the damage was not as bad as initially feared.
"We are not in a Notre Dame de Paris scenario. The roof has not been touched," Ferlay said.
It was not the first time fire has damaged the cathedral.
It was partly destroyed during World War II in 1944 after Allied bombings. In 1972, a fire completely ravaged its roof. It was finally rebuilt 13 years later with a concrete structure replacing the ancient wooden roof.
|Re: Fire Guts French Cathedral Church Of Nantes One Year After Notre Dame by JustBeingFrank(m): 3:13pm On Jul 18, 2020|
Millions of Euros would be donated again. Hope it's not just what I'm suspecting.
|Re: Fire Guts French Cathedral Church Of Nantes One Year After Notre Dame by Randal: 3:13pm On Jul 18, 2020|
What's up with all these fires around the world? It's doing so much harm.
|Re: Fire Guts French Cathedral Church Of Nantes One Year After Notre Dame by Nukilia: 3:15pm On Jul 18, 2020|
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