Re: Notre Dame burns ---
Originally Posted by fender
Unfortunately, this could have been caused accidentally by contractors.
It's not unknown for them to not always follow the hot works permit properly and the firewatch afterwards.
Happened to a client's site some time back by plumbers and nearly destroyed the entire building.
Yes Fender, looking at the photos the place is surrounded in scaffolding so it wouldn't be unreasonable to believe that the fire was due to carelessness from one of the restorers. They use some very flammable chemicals and old church roofs are very susceptible to fire risk, I remember the damage that lightning did to the tower of York Minster. Very sad all the same.....