A police forensic investigation team looking into the cause of the fire that swept through Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday, says it has already established how the blaze started.
Pierre l'Escargot is a man who makes models from matches. He had been working at Notre Dame for six weeks making an enormous 5-meter replica model of the cathedral for tourists to pose next to, and take a selfie.
On Monday morning, l'Escargot felt the need for a cigarette, and the rest of the story is really rather obvious. The artist claims that he observed fire safety rules to the letter, but it seems as if the model of Notre Dame caught fire, and this led to the cathedral, itself, catching fire.
Special Forensic Inspector Jacques Clouseau, said:
"A man making a model of Notre Dame out of matches, and everything catches fire - who could have seen that coming?"