BFF-39 Cigarette, electric fault among possible causes of Notre-Dame fire: prosecutors

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

PARIS, June 26, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – 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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