Investigators eye electrical fault as source of Notre Dame fires

Investigators eye electrical fault as source of Notre Dame fires
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[Ed. – Reportedly, two separate fires broke out close to the same time. Good to not rush to judgment on this – in any direction.]

Investigators in Paris said Thursday they believe an electrical short-circuit is most likely the cause behind the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.

The French judicial police official, who spoke anonymously about the ongoing probe, said investigators still don’t have the go-ahead to search the rubble or work in the cathedral because of safety concerns.

Although authorities consider the fire an accident, possibly as a result of restoration work at the global architectural treasure … Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said earlier this week that the inquiry into what caused the fire would be “long and complex.”

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Paris is also paying tribute Thursday to the 400 heroic firefighters who rushed into the massive to save the 12th-century cathedral from collapsing and rescued its irreplaceable treasures from the bright orange burning blaze.

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