Paris prosecutor launches official investigation into cause of Notre Dame blaze

A man watches the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral burn in central Paris on April 15, 2019. / Free

The Paris prosecutor has opened an investigation into the disastrous fire, that devastated one of the most well-known landmarks in the city. The blaze itself is not contained yet.

The fire broke out at the Notre Dame Cathedral late on Monday, promptly engulfing the 13th-century building and causing a complete collapse of its spire and roof.

The Paris prosecutor office has launched a probe into the incident, entrusting it to French judiciary police, which indicates that the investigation is criminal. The city prosecutor has attended the scene of the incident, while firefighters continue to battle fire on the remains of the iconic landmark.

French President Emmanuel Macron and PM Edouard Philippe have also arrived at the scene. The fire has disrupted Macron’s plans to address the nation and unveil a set of measures in response to the Yellow Vest protests.

/ Free

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