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Short-Circuit ‘Likely Caused’ Notre Dame Fire

Apr 18, 2019, 1:45 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:11 pm
Passenger ferries pass by the Notre-Dame Cathedral after sunset two days after a fire that caused widespread damage on April 17, 2019 in Paris, France. A fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, causing the famous spire to collapse. The cause is unknown but officials have said it was possibly linked to ongoing renovation work. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

PARIS (AP) – A French judicial police official said investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

The official, who spoke anonymously about the ongoing investigation, said investigators still don’t have the green light to work in the cathedral and search in the rubble for safety reasons.

He told The Associated Press the monument is still being consolidated with wooden planks to support some fragilize parts of the walls.

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Short-Circuit ‘Likely Caused’ Notre Dame Fire