This fire comes just over a year after the blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in Paris.

“It is not a scenario like at Notre-Dame de Paris,” General Ferlay told reporters, adding that the fire, though contained, was not yet extinguished.

In 1972 a fire completely ravaged its roof. All rights reserved. “After Notre-Dame, the St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral is in flames. Father François Renaud, who is in charge of the cathedral, told Agence-France Presse that stained-glass windows from the 16th century had burst in the fire, and that the platform on which the organ rested was in danger of collapsing. Philippe Charron, the head of the regional DRAC state heritage agency, said very few, if any, elements of the main organ were likely to be saved.

(AP Photo/Laetitia Notarianni). image copyright Twitter. The nave of the cathedral is 37.5 metres high, four metres higher than Notre-Dame in Paris. Johanna Rolland, the mayor of Nantes, said on French television that she had been allowed inside the cathedral with firefighters and saw reasons for optimism, while acknowledging the trauma.

Prosecutor Pierre Sennes told reporters three fires had been started inside the cathedral and authorities were treating the incident as a case of arson, according to the Irish Times. Work on the cathedral began in 1434 and continued until 1891. Smoke was still coming out of the Gothic structure after massive flames earlier engulfed the inside. In January 1972, a large fire started on the roof, believed to have been sparked by … “Bravo.”. IRAN SENDS BLACKBOX OF UKRAINIAN PLANE SHOT OUT OF SKY TO FRANCE. Picture: Getty The grand organ, which was situated at the Cathedral's west end, was built in 1619 by Jacques Girardet and substantially added to and altered over the years. The construction began with the west façade, the aisles of the nave and its lateral chapels. “We are not in a Notre-Dame de Paris scenario. The Associated Press contributed to this report. (AP), Ferlay attempted to quell fears and discourage parallels between the Nantes fire and Notre-Dame, saying “We are not in a Notre-Dame de Paris scenario.

Prosecutor Pierre Sennes told reporters three fires had been started at the site and authorities were treating the incident as a criminal act. A major fire which broke out in the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes, blowing out stained glass windows and destroying the grand organ in the 15th-century building, has been contained. “After Notre-Dame, the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral, in the heart of Nantes, is in flames,” President Emmanuel Macron of France wrote on Twitter. Fire fighters brigade work to extinguish the blaze at the Gothic St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral, in Nantes, western France, Saturday, July 18, 2020.

Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Dozens of firefighters brought the fire under control after several hours.

Market data provided by Factset. No injuries were reported. It was finally rebuilt 13 years later with a concrete structure replacing the ancient wooden roof. The cathedral had been built over five centuries and completed in 1891. “He admitted during his first appearance for questioning before the investigating judge that he set three fires in the cathedral: at the main organ, the smaller organ and the electrical panel,” Sennes said. “The fire of 1972 is in our minds, but at this stage, the simulation is not comparable,” Nantes Mayor Johanna Rolland told reporters.

Dozens of firemen brought the fire under control after several hours. “It was a huge shock. ", French Prime minister Jean Castex, right, wearing a face mask meets firefighters after the blaze at the Gothic St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral, in Nantes, western France, Saturday, July 18, 2020. The cathedral's foundation stone was laid on 14 April 1434, by John V, Duke of Brittany and Jean de Malestroit, Bishop of Nantes (1417–1443). More than 100 firefighters worked at the site, bringing it under control after several hours and extinguishing it completely by the afternoon.

Jean-Yves Burban, who runs a newsagent facing the cathedral, said he had opened his business and heard a bang at around 7:30 a.m.. A fire in the 15th century cathedral in the western French city of Nantes blew out stained glass windows and destroyed the grand organ on Saturday, and officials said they suspected arson. In Nantes, a city of about 300,000 people near the Atlantic coast, it took 13 years to reopen St. Peter and St. Paul after a fire tore through the cathedral’s roof in 1972. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions.

The organ dates back to the 17th century. a major fire at theNotre Dame cathedral in Paris. Officials said an investigation had been opened. It was damaged by a fire in 1972, after which concrete reinforcements were added while redoing the roof. “It will take several weeks to secure the site … and several months of inspections that will be carried out stone by stone,” he said. It was finally rebuilt 13 years later with a concrete structure replacing the ancient wooden roof. “The state will take its share of the responsibility (to restore it),” Castex told reporters outside the cathedral, adding that he had no further details on the cause of the fire.

General Ferlay said that the fire had broken out near the organ of the cathedral and had destroyed the instrument entirely. The authorities have opened an arson investigation; three separate starting points for the blaze have been detected. It was partly destroyed during World War II in 1944 after Allied bombings. Support to the firemen who are taking all the risks to save the Gothic jewel,” President Emmanuel Macron tweeted from Brussels, where he was attending an EU summit. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. “After Notre-Dame, the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral, in the heart of Nantes, is in flames. Local fire chief Laurent Ferlay said the fire had broken out behind the grand organ, which was completely destroyed, he said. Workers are continuing to delicately remove about 40,000 pieces of twisted scaffolding from the precarious stone structure that were melted in the Notre-Dame fire.

He was taken in for questioning the next day but later released without charge, with the cathedral’s rector saying: “I trust him like I trust all the helpers.”. Its platform is very unstable and could collapse,” regional fire chief General Laurent Ferlay told a press briefing in front of the cathedral. The cathedral had been built over five centuries and completed in 1891. Protéger, secourir et sauver. The nave of the cathedral is 37.5 metres high, four metres higher than Notre-Dame in Paris. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Mr. Macron, who had vowed to rebuild the cathedral within five years, said this month that the cathedral had to be restored in a way that would be “as true as possible,” to its “complete, coherent and last known state.”.

A volunteer church assistant has confessed to starting a fire that severely damaged a gothic cathedral in Nantes, his lawyer has said.

The fire had broken out behind the grand organ, which was completely destroyed, he said. The fire came just over a year after a massive fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, which destroyed its roof and main spire.

The platform on which it is located is very unstable and risks collapsing,“ Gen. Laurent Ferlay, head of the firefighters in the Loire Atlantique area, said during a press briefing in front of the cathedral. 26 July. “The damage is concentrated on the great organ which appears to be completely destroyed. The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, a Gothic building in Nantes that was built across four centuries and completed in 1891, was previously suffered a fire in 1972, which destroyed much of its wooden framework. A major fire broke out in the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes on Saturday, blowing out stained glass windows and destroying the grand organ in the 15th-century building, according to Aljazeera. The remains of Nantes Cathedral’s organ after the fire. Man, 39, charged with arson over fire that destroyed organ dating from 1621, First published on Sun 26 Jul 2020 00.22 EDT. “We all have these images in mind, this story in our hearts, but at this stage, the situation does not seem to be comparable to that of 1972.”, French Prime minister Jean Castex was also on the scene and told reporters, “I want to know what happened even if it’s very early. He went outside to see huge flames coming from the building. Tens of thousands of them and so did all of my co-workers” Says “It was a joke… I’ve never been a ballot counter”, BREAKING: Poll Worker In Erie, PA Admits To Throwing Away ‘Over A Hundred’ Pro-Trump Ballots On Instagram [VIDEO], WATCH: Registered Democrat And Poll Worker Exposes Corruption, Says ‘I Can’t Believe What I’m Seeing’ At Philly Ballot Counting Center [VIDEO], BREAKING: Democrat’s Most Hated GOP Candidate Wins House Seat In GA, Top Dem Operative, Bernie Sanders Supporter: Teams of Cheaters Steam Envelopes, Replace Voter’s Ballots With Fraudulent Ballots…Nursing Homes are “Gold Mines”…Trump-Hating Postal Carriers Are Part Of Scam, NYC Woman Spits in Cop’s Face Yelling Obscenities...Then Gets A Dose of Her Own Medicine, After 13 Hours Of Working As A Poll Challenger In Detroit, I Walked Away Feeling Like The America I Love Is Being Stolen By An Evil “Win at all cost” Ideology. Prime Minister Jean Castex and the culture and interior ministers visited the scene later. The roof has not been touched," Mr Ferlay said.

or redistributed. Market data provided by Factset. The roof has not been touched,” Ferlay said. The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes is on fire. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Also lost were priceless artefacts and paintings, including a work by the 19th-century artist Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin and stained glass windows that contained remnants of 16th-century glass.

Bertrand Guay/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images, President Emmanuel Macron of France wrote on Twitter, Nantes, a city of about 300,000 people near the Atlantic coast. Fire fighters brigade work to extinguish the blaze at the Gothic St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral, in Nantes, western France, Saturday, July 18, 2020.

The blaze came 15 months after a devastating fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which raised questions about the security risks for other historic churches across France. “The roof hasn’t been hit,” he noted. “It is a part of our history, a part of our heritage” Nantes Mayor Johanna Rolland told reporters. #Nantes | Courage aux sapeurs-#pompiers du @SDIS44 engagés sur l'#incendie à la cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de #Nantes.

“He bitterly regrets his actions … My client is consumed with remorse,” Chabert said. "We are not in a Notre Dame de Paris scenario. Fire at French cathedral in Nantes destroys famed organ ... windows and sending black smoke spewing from between its two towers of the 15th century, which also suffered a serious fire in 1972… It looks very much the same today, only going through occasional restoration phases – after the June 15, 1944 bombings, for example, which caused major damage and then a fire that devastated the roof in 1972 – rather than dramatic changes. French television stations broadcast images of thick smoke pouring out of a giant stained-glass window, a painful reminder for many of the blaze that devastated Notre-Dame and sent its spire crashing through the roof, bringing the Paris landmark to the verge of collapse.