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.
Castex expressed solidarity of all the people the inhabitants of Nantes and the Catholic community. The Prime Minister also expressed the hope that reconstruction of the Cathedral took place as fast as possible. "The state will participate in it", - concluded the Prime Minister.
Also arrived at the scene, interior Minister Gerald Darmanin and culture Minister roselyne Bachelot.
The fire occurred on Saturday morning. As reported earlier, the head of firefighting and rescue service of the Department of the Loire-Atlantique Laurent Perla, the fire was contained within three hours. The Prosecutor's office of Nantes announced the launch of the investigation on suspicion of intentional arson of the Cathedral.
Nantes diocese published on its website photos of the Cathedral after the fire, reporting destruction. "This morning around 7.30 a.m. firefighters entered the Cathedral of Nantes, where the fire occurred, affecting the largest organ and the stained glass of the fifteenth century, two elements that have survived during the great fire of 1972. Both of them were destroyed", - stated in the message. Also was partially destroyed by the choir of the Cathedral.
The Cathedral of saints Peter and Paul in Nantes, the construction of which began in the XV century and lasted 457 years is one of the largest Gothic churches in France. Tallest Cathedral in Nantes, six meters below the Eiffel tower. In 1972 in the Cathedral of Nantes was already on fire. To rebuild the temple after the fire took 13 years.