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Cause of Notre Dame fire is electrical short-circuit

Cause of Notre Dame fire is electrical short-circuit

French officials think an electrical short-circuit was the most likely cause of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.
19.04.2019 - 09:22

Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city and for France.


Since Tuesday, Paris prosecutors have been investigating what could have turned the Gothic masterpiece into an inferno. At least 40 employees at the Paris landmark have been questioned so far.

According the early reports of prosecutors, an electrical short-circuit caused the fire that ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral.

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