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Ray Girvan

"The fire was hot enough to melt the lead in the roof, which poured down as molten rain and out of the mouth-spouts of the building's gargoyles"

Rather like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JeJhGzkAX0&t=4m40s


Yup, thanks Ray, something like that. Lead melts at a pretty low temp--boiling is another point, something like 1700 degrees C. In any event, it would've been bad to come into contact with it.

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