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A Burning Cigarette May Have Been Responsible for the Notre Dame Fire


On April 15, 2019, the world watched as the beloved Notre Dame cathedral in Paris went up in flames. The nine-hour fire destroyed the roof and the main spire of the church. It was a tragedy that moved people all over the globe to donate to repair efforts, and until now, we have had no idea how the fire got started. 

When a fire like this happens, expert investigators go in and study what remains to glean the cause of the fire. Now, the Paris prosecutor has said that, after a two-month preliminary investigation, no evidence of criminal action has been found.