The Fire In The Cathedral Of Nantes Put Out
Firefighters in the French city of Nantes managed to extinguish a fire that broke out on Saturday in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, according to the BFM TV channel with reference to the fire service of the Department of Loire-Atlantique.
Service spokesman Jerome Langlois said that "firefighters will remain in place for some part of the night." As indicated by the city authorities, the causes of the fire are being investigated.
The signal about the fire in the Cathedral was received by the police at 07:30 local time. Firefighters who arrived at the scene managed to contain the fire for three hours. The primary damage was caused to the ancient organ and stained glass Windows of the XV century. The investigation is inclined to believe that it is a deliberate arson.
The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Nantes was founded in 1434 and was built for 457 years-until 1891. It is one of the largest Gothic churches in France. The current fire is not the first in the history of the temple. In 1972, a fire destroyed its roof. It took 13 years to restore the building. The Cathedral was only able to reopen to parishioners in 1985.