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Fire at Rouen Cathedral: what is the origin of the flames ? Images of the fire

A fire broke out on the spire of Rouen Cathedral midday this Thursday, July 11, 2024. A firefighter intervention is underway to control the fire of unknown origin.

Thick black smoke in the sky over Rouen. This Thursday, July 11, 2024, around noon, a fire broke out. in Rouen Cathedral and more particularly at the level of the spire of the building. Immediately arrangements were made. sockets to provide a safety perimeter. in place around the cathedral and the mayor of Rouen, Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, ensured that that "all public resources are mobilized".

Emergency services quickly intervened on site according to the Seine-Maritime prefecture with 63 firefighters mobilized on site supported by 33 machines according to information communicated by the SDIS of the department. Department &àgrave; AFP. The police on their side have looped the area around the cathedral. The building was renovated. fully evacuated and no victims are involved. deplore.

The intervention of the firefighters was still in progress around 1 p.m. "We intervened to start a fire for the cathedral. We are in a construction zone and workers have reported this. the start of the disaster. The burning elements are construction site plastic elements. explained the director of SDIS, Colonel Gouezec, à Actu76.  "We have reached the disaster and we are in the process of completing the extinction. We will need a few more minutes, or perhaps an hour, to ensure that there are no hot spots left in the area, according to the SDIS. #39;a press point. The prefect has, for his part, indicated having "solicitedé the competition of teams specialized in the preservation of movable property" concerning the preservation of the cathedral after the disaster.

The fire was caused by master's degree in less than two hours and the flames are no longer progressing according to the SDIS. The smoke begins at night. dissipate according to several journalists and images posted by Internet users.

The origin of the fire still unknown

The fire broke out &agrav; midday on the spire of Rouen Cathedral, but the origin of the fire is "unknown& this stadium" indicated&eac; the socialist mayor of Rouen. "The fire started à 100 meters high" according to information from Actu76. "The fire started at the top of the spire, which is not made of wood but of metal, currently under restoration work" specifiedé the prefecture of Seine-Maritime which is not able to say whether the wooden frame was damaged. affected by the fire.

Work was in progress on the spire of Rouen Cathedral, the tarpaulin surrounding the architecture had to be # Elsewhere was burned and a gaping hole was formed. under the effect of the flames. "The site is complex à due to this height with very important scaffolding structures" explained Richard Duplat, chief architect of Historic Monuments, à Tendance Ouest speaking of a construction site "Eiffel Tower".

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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