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

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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.