Notre Dame Rector: “Computer Glitch” May Have Been Behind Blaze – Could Take 2-3 Months to Figure Out What Happened

A “computer glitch” may have been behind the blaze that ripped through Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday, according to rector Patrick Chauvet.

A fire engulfed Notre Dame in Paris on Monday and onlookers watched in horror as the iconic spire collapsed.

Two-thirds of the roof on the 850-year-old building was damaged.


The media immediately came out and said the fire was most likely an accident due to a renovation project — any discussion of possible terrorism or arson was shut down.

Several hundred churches in France have been vandalized and desecrated by radical secularists and Muslims in the past year, but all speculation of terrorism was totally shut down and dubbed a ‘conspiracy theory.’

Now it may be a “computer glitch” and could take 2 to 3 months to figure out what happened. Weird.

Associated Press reported:

A “computer glitch” may have been behind the fast-spreading fire that ravaged Notre Dame, the cathedral’s rector said Friday, as architects and construction workers tried to figure out how to stabilize the damaged structure and protect it from the elements.

Speaking during a meeting of local business owners, rector Patrick Chauvet did not elaborate on the exact nature of the glitch, adding that “we may find out what happened in two or three months.”

On Thursday, Paris police investigators said they think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire.

The Parisien newspaper has reported that investigators are considering whether the fire could be linked to a computer glitch or related to temporary elevators used in the renovation that was underway at the time the cathedral caught fire. Chauvet said there were fire alarms throughout the building, which he described as “well protected.”

Over $1 billion dollars has already been raised to restore Notre Dame.

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