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
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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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

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
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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