According to the first investigative analyses, the fire broke out in the attic, an area difficult to reach, which was surrounded by scaffolding for the vast renovation works started in the summer of 2018. By the time of the disaster, no workers appeared to be on site. The biggest problem for investigators now is that this part of cathedral no longer exists. This means that all potential evidence is turned into ashes.
All eyewitness reports, moreover, highlight
The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris seen in a picture of 2007 © Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images