Major fire under control, investigators in Nantes of arson

In the Cathedral of the Western French city of Nantes, a fire has broken out. The fire was under control, but it is not cleared, said the head of the local fire

Major fire under control, investigators in Nantes of arson

In the Cathedral of the Western French city of Nantes, a fire has broken out. The fire was under control, but it is not cleared, said the head of the local fire brigade, Laurent Ferlay, on Saturday, the TV channel BFMTV. The damage is limited to the great organ, said Ferlay. The area was "completely destroyed". The platform on which the organ stand, was unstable and threatened to collapse. There is some debris had fallen down. According to the media, more than 100 firefighters were deployed.

The Prosecutor's office determined due to arson. In three Places the fire broke out, said the Prosecutor of Nantes, Pierre Sennès. This could be a coincidence. Investigators would visit the Church in the course of the day. A Fire had been detected in the great organ, and two more to the left and to the right in the nave, said Sennès. Also, an expert from Paris will come.

Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 11:19

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