Why Notre-Dame Cathedral, a medieval stone church, has burned so quickly

Notre-Dame Cathedral, in the heart of Paris, is on fire. The church took hundreds of years to build, and wooden support beams that were installed in the 1200s are still there today. Unlike the stone towers at the front of the building, those wooden frames inside make the church flame-friendly.

Notre-Dame Cathedral, an intricately-carved gothic church that has been sitting in the heart of central Paris for more than 850 years, is on fire

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