- President Donald Trump was quick to tweet about the fireplace consuming components of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday afternoon.
- Trump prompt that “flying drinking water tankers” could be applied to set out the blaze, which a cathedral consultant claimed started off in the spire of the historic monument, which was less than design.
- “So awful to observe the huge hearth at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,” Trump wrote. “Perhaps flying drinking water tankers could be used to set it out. Need to act promptly!”
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President Donald Trump was speedy to tweet out about the fireplace consuming pieces of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday afternoon.
“So horrible to watch the significant fireplace at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,” Trump wrote. “Perhaps flying water tankers could be made use of to put it out. Have to act speedily!”
It remains unclear how the constructing caught hearth or how long the blaze has gone on for, but the Paris police confirmed in a tweet that emergency responders had been on the scene and urged persons to keep absent from the region.
The New York Instances spoke with a cathedral representative named André Finot, who claimed the hearth started off in the cathedral’s spire, element of which collapsed on Monday. The cathedral is one particular of Paris’ ideal-known monuments, dating back to the 12th century.
Trump afterwards referred to as the historic cathedral “one of the terrific treasures of the world” and claimed the fireplace is “something couple of persons have witnessed,” though speaking to reporters on Monday afternoon.
“It might be better than nearly any museum in the planet,” Trump mentioned. “And it appears to be like like it is burning to the floor.”
In accordance to the Connected Press, France’s civil security agency dominated out utilizing h2o-dropping aircraft for the reason that dumping water on the cathedral would most likely result in the total building to collapse.
Notre Dame de Paris ???? bravery aux pompiers… pic.twitter.com/wnwDK6csaS
— Romain Pigenel (@Romain_Pigenel) April 15, 2019
— Liam Taylor (@LiamMTaylor) April 15, 2019
Kelly McLaughlin contributed to this report.