Cigarette, electric fault among possible causes of Notre-Dame fire: prosecutors

2019-06-26 19:42
Flames and smoke are seen billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019.  (File, AFP)

Flames and smoke are seen billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. (File, AFP)

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A badly stubbed-out cigarette or an electrical fault could have started the devastating fire that ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in April, Paris prosecutors said Wednesday, ruling out any criminal intent.

French investigators were examining many hypotheses "including a malfunctioning of the electrical system or a fire which started with a badly stubbed-out cigarette", said a statement, indicating there was no evidence to back up any theory of "a criminal origin" to the fire.

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