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France: 'Sad and discouraging' - Paris local on Notre Dame blaze00:53

France: 'Sad and discouraging' - Paris local on Notre Dame blaze

France, Paris
April 15, 2019 at 22:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

While the cause of the Notre Dame fire remains officially unknown on Monday, some blamed the ongoing renovation work on the cathedral’s spire as the main culprit.

"It’s been a while since they started working on the restoration of the spire, I suppose that it’s the restoration of the spire that has caused the fire," one local said, adding: “it’s not the first time buildings are destroyed due to restoration works that, unfortunately, can cause ignitions, I suppose, this is the case.”

Firefighters are still battling the flames engulfing the Notre Dame cathedral.

The spire and part of the roof collapsed earlier in the evening, after the fire rapidly spread though the cathedral.

France: 'Sad and discouraging' - Paris local on Notre Dame blaze00:53
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While the cause of the Notre Dame fire remains officially unknown on Monday, some blamed the ongoing renovation work on the cathedral’s spire as the main culprit.

"It’s been a while since they started working on the restoration of the spire, I suppose that it’s the restoration of the spire that has caused the fire," one local said, adding: “it’s not the first time buildings are destroyed due to restoration works that, unfortunately, can cause ignitions, I suppose, this is the case.”

Firefighters are still battling the flames engulfing the Notre Dame cathedral.

The spire and part of the roof collapsed earlier in the evening, after the fire rapidly spread though the cathedral.

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