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Old 15th Apr 2019, 18:48
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Originally Posted by obgraham View Post
The roof structure in these buildings is mostly ancient massive oak beams.

Just watching this unfold on French national evening News...You are spot on with that comment - they (France 2) have just shown some archive footage of the roof structure that they took for a documentary - apparently the whole roof space was nicknamed "la foret"/ the forest by those in the know. It does seem the authorities were always aware of the fire risk in and to that area...

Nobody is apportioning blame ATM but of course the renovations have been mentioned....
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