France pays tribute to the firefighters who saved the Notre Dame Cathedral

France is paying tribute Thursday to the hundreds of firefighters who saved the world-renowned Notre Dame Cathedral from utter collapse.
1:18 | 04/18/19

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A close call at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan just days before Easter authority seen this man Markel umbrella trite entering the midtown church holding two gallons of gasoline and lighters. He's been charged with attempted arson and reckless endangerment. Church security being prays with quickly stopping him. Meanwhile across the world. Parents celebrating their firefighters quickly responding to the notre dump fire that investigators now believe was likely caused by an electrical short circuit a fire chaplain entered the cathedral risking his own life to see secret religious treasures including the crowds the Lawrence which historians believe Jesus war. They'll do for me Manuel pool once he got permission we rushed to the cathedral and during this time we arrived and we saw that the other team was already that they already broken the protection of the wryly query they found an attendant who had decode and he managed to take the crown of phones out French authorities say the cathedral was fifteen to thirty minutes away from a total collapse if it hadn't been for firefighters. That you want treatment if the goal of this action was to preserve this extraordinary reading of this world heritage. Asked the New York man he was also arrested on Monday after refusing to leave the New Jersey cathedral authorities additionally saying he by one way ticket. To Rome. Story shocked eighteen used New York.

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