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Media: volunteer confessed to the burning of the Cathedral in Nantes

The volunteer, who worked in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Nantes confessed to the arson of the temple, according to the newspaper Ouest France.

The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, caught fire on July 18. The fire lasted several hours in the Cathedral, in particular, has completely collapsed great body. The Prosecutor's office suspect arson. On the next arrested 39-year-old volunteer, a native of Rwanda who helped in the temple and the day of the fire had to lock the doors. He was later released without charge.

Experts have estimated time of restoration of the Cathedral in Nantes

The restoration of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in the French city Nantes, where the fire occurred, it may take three years, experts say.

The fire in the Cathedral of Nantes took place on Saturday, July 18. The fire, in particular, was completely destroyed by the great organ of the Cathedral. The Prosecutor's office of Nantes announced the launch of the investigation on suspicion of intentional arson of the Cathedral. But on Tuesday the interior Minister of France said that while there were no signs confirming the version of the arson and the fire may be accidental in nature.

Picture of Hippolytus Flandrena was destroyed by fire in the Cathedral of Nantes

One of the masterpieces of the painter Hippolyte Flandrin was destroyed by fire in the Cathedral of saints Peter and Paul in the French Nantes, reports France Info.

The painting "St. Clare healing the blind" (1836) of size 300 to 140 centimeters was located on the wall above the Cabinet with electrical equipment. "From the picture leaving only the ash," the article reads.

The police have not yet found traces of arson in the Cathedral in Nantes

Signs confirming the version of arson in the Cathedral of Nantes, yet, the fire may be accidental in nature, said the interior Minister of France Gerald Darmanin.

The fire in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Nantes happened last Saturday, July 18. The fire was completely destroyed, in particular, a large body of the Cathedral. The Prosecutor's office of Nantes announced the launch of the investigation on suspicion of intentional arson of the Cathedral. On Sunday, police arrested 39-year-old man, who was a volunteer in the temple and had to close the door the day of the fire. The same day he was released, he was not charged with any crime.

The police released the detainee after a fire in the Cathedral in Nantes

Arrested earlier on Sunday in the investigation of the case about a fire in the Cathedral of saints Peter and Paul in the French city of Nantes have been released, reports channel BFMTV.

Earlier, the TV channel reported that French police have detained one man as part of the investigation in this case. Arrested was 39-year-old man, a migrant who worked as a volunteer in the Cathedral and had to close the door the day of the fire. Investigators took the man into custody to check out the "contradictions in its schedule".

In Nantes arrested a suspect after a fire in the Cathedral

French police have detained one person in the investigation of the case of the fire in the Cathedral of saints Peter and Paul in Nantes, reports channel BFMTV.

According to the TV channel, we are talking about 39-year-old man, a migrant, who worked as a volunteer in the Cathedral and had to close the door the day of the fire.

Authorities of Nantes did not find signs of forced entry in the Cathedral

Forced entry of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Nantes, where on Saturday morning a fire occurred, it was not revealed, said the Prosecutor of the city of Saint Pierre.

"No sign of forced entry at the inputs was not found," the Prosecutor told AFP.

Firefighters put out the fire in the Cathedral in Nantes

. The fire in the Cathedral of Nantes extinguished, there is no risk of collapse or it is minimal, but firefighters will remain on location and night, said a fire brigade spokesman of the Department of the Loire-Atlantique Lieutenant-Colonel jérôme Langlois.

"The fire has been extinguished, but the operations (in the Cathedral - ed.) continues", - he told on air of TV channel BFMTV.

Prime Minister of France, noted professionalism of the firefighters putting out the Cathedral in Nantes

French Prime Minister Jean Castex noted the professionalism and efficient work of the firemen at the fire in the Cathedral in Nantes.

"First and foremost I would like to pay tribute to the high professionalism of the hundreds of firefighters who were mobilized from the beginning of this disaster, and acted with remarkable efficiency", - told reporters Castex arrived in Nantes. He also pointed to the excellent coordination between all state and local services.

Great organ of the Cathedral in the French city completely burned

The largest organ of the XVII century in the Cathedral of saints Peter and Paul in the French city Nantes, where the fire occurred, was completely destroyed, said the head of the firefighting and rescue service of the Department of the Loire-Atlantique Laurent Perla.

He noted that the fire was contained within three hours, but not yet fully extinguished. According to him, the fire will stay in place all day.

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