Notre Dame Cathedral is burning to the ground right now in Paris..

I'm blaming muzzies this time:
NYPD: Man with gas cans tried to enter St. Patrick's church

NEW YORK (AP) - A New Jersey man has been arrested outside St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City with two jugs of gasoline.

Police say church personnel stopped the 37-year-old man from entering the landmark cathedral in Manhattan at about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities were investigating whether the unidentified man is emotionally disturbed.

There is currently a heavy police presence outside the cathedral on Fifth Avenue. The incident comes just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

St. Patrick's Cathedral, which was built in 1878, has installed a sprinkler-like system during recent renovations and its wooden roof is coated with fire retardant.
Speaking of tragic events in historic churches...



If you didn't get the linger longer reference, go to 3:41 here

 

domelogic

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Nothing to see here. It’s not like this has been happening for years in France

 

weeniewawa

it's a man, baby!!!
on a building with the age and importance of this one, the general contractor had to have some kind of "no flammable items or devices allowed" policy as it is a wood or possibly stone structure and there would be no need for any flame or welding devices on this job. I would even go as far as they could have had a security area where the workers had to change into and out of their work clothes as part of the security. This is one of the worlds most sacred and valuable structures and insurance companies pretty much call the shots by way of their coverages.
 

5skin

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on a building with the age and importance of this one, the general contractor had to have some kind of "no flammable items or devices allowed" policy as it is a wood or possibly stone structure and there would be no need for any flame or welding devices on this job. I would even go as far as they could have had a security area where the workers had to change into and out of their work clothes as part of the security. This is one of the worlds most sacred and valuable structures and insurance companies pretty much call the shots by way of their coverages.
It had a lead roof that was being worked on. From my experience that means torches.
 

weeniewawa

it's a man, baby!!!
It had a lead roof that was being worked on. From my experience that means torches.
I see. You would think they would have had multiple redundant fire suppression methods ready to go, it isn't like they could have thought there was no need to prepare for this.
 

Pickle

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Faulty short-circuiting torches of peace at it again.

 

weeniewawa

it's a man, baby!!!
Did the police go to lead school?

Lead must be horrible as every single guy who built the church is dead, dead I say. Lead is so deadly.

When Notre Dame burned, it left high levels of lead around the cathedral. Police say it's not a threat

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/09/europe/notre-dame-fire-lead-intl/index.html

After the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral melted in a fire last month, high levels of lead are present around the building.
Paris (CNN)Paris police have warned that the melted roof of Notre Dame Cathedral has left extremely high levels of lead in the square in front of the fire-damaged building and the roads around it, but added there was no danger of toxic inhalation.
"The analysis of the samples made since Notre Dame's fire reveal that there is no risk related to lead ingestion from the air, but confirm the presence of lead dust in the immediate neighborhood of the cathedral," the police said in a statement on Thursday.
The inferno that ripped through the Paris landmark in April melted 300 tons of lead from its roof and steeple, according to French environmental campaign group Robin des Bois.
In the square, which is still closed off, lead levels are 32 to 65 times above the safe limit of 0.3 grams per kilogram recommended by French health authorities. "Levels are really high, between 10 and 20 (grams per kilogram)," the statement added.


Police have warned that children under six and pregnant woman are the most susceptible to lead poisoning through "multiple" inhalations.
They have advised locals who frequent the area to regularly wash their hands. Nearby residents have also been told to use a wet mop or cloth to wipe down their apartments.
Soon after the devastating blaze, Robin des Bois warned in a statement, seen by AFP, that "the cathedral has been reduced to the state of toxic waste." It called on French authorities to detoxify the tons of rubble, ash and wastewater produced by firefighters.
"Before launching a competition for the design of a new steeple, we should launch a competition to decontaminate what at the moment, alas, can be considered an industrial wasteland," the group added.
 
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