A Chinese media source has reported an interview with a retired architect and engineer who worked on Notre Dame over three decades. According to my translator he thought that the electrical system and surveillance in the building were too good to fail and he can’t understood how the oak planks burned to rapidly. A regulator steps up to demand more regulation of historic sites. Never waste a good disaster. Interview with subtitles.
UPDATE. Owners of English homes offer oak trees to help.
And just in case you were wondering, from the same source, the ups and downs of living in a castle.