International | Their decision to focus on the two bell towers avoided a ‘chain collapse’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/19/19, 12:59 pm
FRANCE: The country paid tribute Thursday to the 600 firefighters who helped save Notre Dame from collapse. Firefighters and experts on the scene made a decision that likely saved the structure: As fire spread on the roof, they gave up fighting it there to focus on saving the cathedral’s two iconic bell towers.