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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:25 PM

Scaffolding firm says workers smoked at Paris' Notre-Dame

PARIS (Reuters) - A scaffolding firm that has worked on the roof of Notre-Dame said some of its workers had smoked on the site, but ruled out that a cigarette butt might have started the fire that destroyed the cathedral's oak-framed roof last week.

A spokesman for family-owned Le Bras Freres, confirming a report in French weekly Le Canard Enchaine, told Reuters that some workers of its Europe Echafaudage scaffolding unit had informed police that they had "sometimes" smoked on the scaffolding, despite a smoking ban on the site.

"We condemn it. But the fire started inside the building... so for company Le Bras this is not a hypothesis, it was not a cigarette butt that set Notre-Dame de Paris on fire," Le Bras Frères spokesman Marc Eskenazi said.

The Canard Enchaine reported that police had found the remains of seven cigarette butts in the burnt-out cathedral.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/scaffolding-firm-says-workers-smoked-at-paris-notre-dame/ar-BBWfVvs?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply Scaffolding firm says workers smoked at Paris' Notre-Dame (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2019 OP
SeattleVet Apr 2019 #1
applegrove Apr 2019 #6
malaise Apr 2019 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2019 #3
appalachiablue Apr 2019 #4
dalton99a Apr 2019 #5

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:46 PM

1. They're still not certain about what started the fire...

but Quasimodo has a hunch!



(OK, I'll be good now...)

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:37 PM

6. Man thst was just waiting to happen.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:48 PM

2. Holy Shite

That was my first suspicion

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:00 PM

3. Maybe a butt that wasn't completely dead

was dropped.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:26 PM

4. Why now after 400 years of tobacco?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:32 PM

5. Assholes.

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