Firefighters are seen at the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in Nantes after a fire ravaged parts of the Gothic building on July 18. A man has been questioned after police opened an arson probe. Photo: AFPFirefighters are seen at the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in Nantes after a fire ravaged parts of the Gothic building on July 18. A man has been questioned after police opened an arson probe. Photo: AFP
Firefighters are seen at the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in Nantes after a fire ravaged parts of the Gothic building on July 18. A man has been questioned after police opened an arson probe. Photo: AFP

Volunteer questioned in arson probe after fire at Nantes cathedral in France

  • The 39-year-old asylum seeker closed the famed Gothic cathedral on Friday night, but prosecutors say it is ‘premature’ to suggest he is a suspect
  • An arson investigation was launched after three fires broke out, which were not as devastating as last year’s fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

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Firefighters are seen at the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in Nantes after a fire ravaged parts of the Gothic building on July 18. A man has been questioned after police opened an arson probe. Photo: AFPFirefighters are seen at the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in Nantes after a fire ravaged parts of the Gothic building on July 18. A man has been questioned after police opened an arson probe. Photo: AFP
Firefighters are seen at the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in Nantes after a fire ravaged parts of the Gothic building on July 18. A man has been questioned after police opened an arson probe. Photo: AFP
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