Investigators believe they have found the cause of the destructive fire that damaged a large portion of Notre Dame Cathedral.
A French judicial police official said the fire may have started by an electrical short-circuit, The Associated Press reported.
Investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire, police official says. https://t.co/R8Y9Fbb3QX— The Associated Press (@AP) April 18, 2019
Workers are bracing fragile walls of the building and investigators are still not allowed to go through the rubble due to safety concerns, the AP reported. Investigators have used drones to survey the damage, the BBC reported.
Meantime, the cathedral’s rector proposed building a temporary church on Notre Dame’s plaza so those who want to worship at the cathedral can do so during restoration, according the AP. The plan got preliminary approval, but is “subject to technical restraints.”
Monsignor Chauvet said, “We mustn’t say, ‘The cathedral is closed for five years and that’s it,’” according to BBC News.
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