A fire broke out early on July 18, 2020, inside the Nantes cathedral in France, but whether it was deliberately started is currently unknown.
Pierres Sennès, a public prosecutor, said it is believed that the fire to have been arson. Three fires were ignited at the site, and an investigation is now underway. It is said that the detained Rwandan refugee was to lock up the building the day before the fire broke. He was released of all suspicion after being questioned by police. Police stated that the fire's cause was not yet known, and there was no evidence of a break-in at any of the cathedral's six doors, and detectives are trying to establish if the fire was accidental or arson.