The Notre Dame Cathedral fire has prompted Donald Trump to invest in an elaborate convoy of fire fighting aircraft to tackle blazes in his properties.
The catastrophic fire that ravaged Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday made headlines across the world and caught the attention of US President Donald Trump who quickly tweeted a response:
“So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”
Despite numerous replies from the public saying why this would be a terrible idea, the President has rushed through plans to replace sprinkler systems – which he has long argued aren’t needed in his property – with the type of flying water tankers he possibly saw dealing with the wildfires in California, which were caused by a lack of raking and nothing to do with climate change at all.
Trump had been reluctant to install any fire safety measures in his property, and fought for many years against installing sprinklers. But massive aircraft bombing the structure felt like the right thing to do now.
The DC10 fire fighting planes which can carry up to 45 tons of water will be on constant standby at a nearby airstrip. On receiving notification of a fire they will take off, collect water from the nearest lake or ocean then drop it directly on to the property before repeating the process until the fire is extinguished.
The President sees no downside to repeatedly dropping 45 tons of weight on to buildings in a densely populated area.