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Notre Dame Fire – Why Notre Dame fire was hard to put out
French authorities have released a statement stating why Notre Dame fire was hard to put out, by the Fire Fighters and other agencies deployed to the scene, . The centuries-old wooden roof beams, stone exterior and soaring Gothic architecture made Monday’s blaze especially difficult to tackle and Paris firefighters deserve praise for their efforts, experts say, CNN reports.
“It was pretty evident in the first 20 minutes that it was going to be a bad fire,” said Gregg Favre, a former firefighter with the St. Louis Fire Department in the United States.
“The fuel load is way up in the air, and the firefighters can’t get to it quickly,” said Glenn Corbett, associate professor of fire science at New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
“Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!” Trump said in a tweet.
“One of the issues you’ve got here, is that thermal updraft, that’s a chimney effectively, you can’t fly a helicopter in hot air. The air is so thin.”