Monday, April 15, will always be remembered as the day that Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris almost burned to the ground. As flames rose from the historic Gothic cathedral, people watched in horror and prayed that it would be saved.
Now, a Paris judicial official says investigators have begun the process of discovering what exactly happened to cause the fire. They have questioned about 30 people after the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, reported TIME.
The official said most of them were employees working on the renovation of the monument. Speaking anonymously on the ongoing investigation, revealed that they had some warning that something was wrong.
The official said the cathedral’s fire alarms sounded twice on Monday evening. The first time, some people, including a fire official permanently working on the site, went to check under the roof and saw nothing.
Sadly, they weren't able to heed the warning. The second time it was already too late because the fire was too strong, the official said.
He added that 40 to 50 investigators are working on the case but are not allowed to enter the monument yet for safety reasons.
On Monday, people to social media to mourn the structure and to share photos of the fire.
Prayers for the people of Paris! May they have peace in the knowledge that Notre Dame will rebuild.