eu–france-notre dame fire

Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

PARIS (AP) - Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark.A French judicial police official told The Associated Press that investigators made an initial assessment of the cathedral Wednesday but don't have a green light to search Notre Dame's charred interior because of ongoing safety hazards.

Fire breaks out at top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS (AP) - Paris police say there is a fire at the French capital's iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.Flames and black smoke were seen shooting on Monday from the base of the medieval church's spire, which is undergoing renovation.  French media quoted the Paris fire brigade saying the fire is "potentially linked" to the renovation work.