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Title: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: FrChris on February 04, 2009, 10:34:22 AM
Fires in churches and cathedrals are notoriously difficult to fight, given the lack of interior partitions and exposed structural members. This  current fire (http://cbs2chicago.com/local/holy.name.fire.2.926335.html) seems no different.

The building is at least partially sprinklered, and it is unusual for fire to destroy a building provided adequate sprinkler protection. However, there has been some damage to the roof and attic area, and I also wonder if the engineering criteria for the sprinkler protection may have been adequate.....I'll have to see the fire report to find out, I guess...

Lord have mercy! Let us hope no one is injured!

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Fire Breaks Out At Historic Holy Name Cathedral

An extra-alarm fire broke out early this morning at the historic Holy Name Cathedral, and flames were seen shooting through the roof.

The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. at the cathedral at 735 N. State St., which just reopened in November after a series of renovations. The cathedral is a city landmark and the seat of the Chicago Archdiocese....
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: wynd on February 04, 2009, 10:52:32 AM
Lord have mercy. Perhaps we should move this to the prayer forum.
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: FrChris on February 04, 2009, 10:55:44 AM
Lord have mercy. Perhaps we should move this to the prayer forum.

OK! If we get any discussion regarding the fire engineering of the structure, the tactics used on the fireground, similarities to other cathedral fires (such as one in Britain a few years ago that also grew into the attic/roof area), etc we'll start another thread.
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: Fr. George on February 04, 2009, 10:59:13 AM
Lord, have mercy.
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on February 04, 2009, 12:13:29 PM
Lord, have mercy!
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Post by: Papist on February 04, 2009, 12:17:43 PM
Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: ialmisry on February 04, 2009, 12:21:02 PM
Lord have mercy!
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: SolEX01 on February 04, 2009, 12:29:49 PM
Lord have Mercy!
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Post by: EofK on February 04, 2009, 01:05:47 PM
Lord have mercy!
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Post by: HandmaidenofGod on February 04, 2009, 03:09:00 PM
Lord have mercy!
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: stashko on February 04, 2009, 03:12:55 PM
Lord Have Mercy....



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Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: Ian Lazarus on February 04, 2009, 04:45:27 PM
Lord Have Mercy
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: sohma_hatori on February 04, 2009, 10:23:37 PM
Lord have Mercy, and save your people from harm!
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on February 05, 2009, 12:47:05 AM
Lord, have mercy!
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: Heorhij on February 05, 2009, 12:42:24 PM
Lord, have mercy!
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on February 06, 2009, 04:26:13 AM
Lord have mercy.
Title: Re: Fire In Chicago RC Cathedral
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 08, 2009, 12:14:32 AM
Lord, have mercy!