Fire Chief Claimed, “Everything Would Have Collapsed” On US President’s Notre Dame Advice - TNBC USA

US President  Donald Trump posted some advice in twitter to the French firefighters on the ruinous fire of Notre Dame in Paris. He added, “perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”

French fire Chief told the media that the suggestion is quite grotesque during the collapsing of the ancient cathedral. A fire Chief Lieutenant-Colonel Micheal Bernier told, “ everything would have collapsed”.

Releasing even one load from a Canadair water bomber used to combat the wildfires on Notre Dame would be “ the equivalent of dropping three tonnes of concrete at 250 kilometers per hour ” on the ancient monument.

Micheal Bernier also said, “ it was technically impossible, undoable and most of all would have been utterly useless” to douse the flames from the air”.

He also added, “ it would have been like bowling with the cathedral… the two towers might have fallen.”

He also added that dropping a 6,300-litre load from a Canadair water bomber would have put the lives of firefighters and anyone in the area at risk. He added, “neighboring buildings would have been hit by flying blocks of hot stone, and the whole area would have had to be evacuated.”

With more than 500 firefighters already at the site- may have been trying to extinguish the fire within the building – that would have been impossible. Even using a helicopter to drop 1,500 liters of water would have left only the towers standing, insisted by Bernier.

He said, “ the nave would have collapsed, the flying buttresses would have gone”. Lieutenant -Colonel Gabriel Plus of the Paris fire brigade told that “ everything was against” the firefighters who had to combat the evening rush-hour of the French capital to achieve the scene on Monday.

He also added, “ time and the wind were against us and we had to get on top of it fast. We had to make a rapid choice… and the priority we gave ourselves was to save the two bell towers, and both were saved”.

He also added, “ imagine if the woodwork in the belfries had been weakened, the huge bells would have collapsed” and that might have brought the towers down”.

Fire brigade representative who was a senior officer said, “ that was really our fear”.

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