Investigators think short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame fire

Investigators imagine that {an electrical} short-circuit likely caused the fire that partially destroyed Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, a French official has mentioned. An earlier investigation too discovered no proof of foul play.

Speaking to the Associated Press, the judicial police official mentioned that investigators are nonetheless unable to go looking by means of rubble contained in the cathedral for security causes.

The devastating blaze ravaged the centuries-old constructing on Monday, gutting the cathedral’s insides, utterly destroying the spire and huge sections of the roof.

A preliminary investigation of the scene on Tuesday discovered no fast indicators of arson, the town’s public prosecutor mentioned. More than 50 individuals are nonetheless investigating the fire, which broke out whereas the landmark cathedral was beneath reconstruction.

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild Notre Dame inside 5 years “even more beautiful than before.” Donations in direction of the church’s reconstruction have flowed in from the personal sector too. French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault has pledged €100 million and fellow billionaire Bernard Arnault supplied €200 million in direction of the restoration.