In April 2019, much of the world’s attention was turned to Paris, where one of the most iconic buildings, the Notre Dame Cathedral, was engulfed in flames. Now, over a year after the fire, some experts have made a disturbing discovery hidden in the charred remains.
Back To The Beginning
To fully understand the situation, we have to revisit the events that took place on April 15th, 2019. After an alarm went off in the cathedral, the premises were evacuated. By the time the staff figured out where the fire was, it had already fully taken grip of the building in its clutches.
A Horrifying Reality
The Notre Dame staff had always feared something like this could happen. Since the structure was built in the 12th century, it was a known fact that its stonework was already in quite a vulnerable state. The oak beams used in the spire and attic, which date back to the 1200s, had dried out, posing a huge fire hazard.
What Caused The Fire
Fire wardens were already monitoring the building in 2019. However, that still did not help in preventing the blaze from taking over. It is believed that an electrical issue was to blame. Over the course of three hours, Parisians watched in horror as one of their most beloved treasures of the city went up in flames.