Notre-Dame fire alarm sounded 23 minutes before the fire was discovered

Paris Prosecutor Rémy Heitz revealed that an alarm first rang out at 6:20 p.m. Monday, but workers who went looking for a fire didn’t find anything.

The blaze that ultimately hit the 850-year-old landmark was finally located in the ceiling only after another siren went off 23 minutes later, he said.

Sources told Le Parisien that a computer bug gave the wrong location when the first alarm sounded.

The cathedral’s rector, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, said Tuesday that the building keeps a firefighter on site, but Heitz’s office told the Washington Post that it was cathedral workers who went in search of the conflagration.

This strange occerence has been quickly shared online … Paris police are investiating the fire…

News yesterday stated there were five construction companies performing restoration on the building…

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