Prosecutors investigating the cause of the devastating blaze which destroyed large portions of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Instead, the Paris prosecutor's office said in a statement Wednesday several
The office said they are still investigating the possibility of negligence, they currently have no reason to believe the fire was started deliberately. [19659003"ParisprosecutorRemyHeitzsaidinthestatement
US DONORS HAVE BEEN FOOTING NOTRE DAME WORK BILLS INSTEAD OF FRENCH TYCOONS
The massive blaze ripped through the medieval cathedral on April 15
French President Emmanuel Macron set a target of five years ago ̵
Earlier this month, American citizens, via the charitable foundation Friends of Notre Dame, have footed The bills and the salaries of the 150-something-odd workers employed by the cathedral since the fire This month, it is about the first-ever payment of $ 4 million for the cathedral's reconstruction Cost estimates of the repairs come in around $ 1.13 billion to $ 2.3 billion. For example, it costs $ 4.5 million every year for basic renovations to the cathedral before the fire.
NOTRE DAME'S GOLDEN ALTAR CROSS LAKE GLOWING AS IMAGES EMERGE FROM INSIDE FIRE-RAVAGED CATHEDRAL
On Wednesday, the Notre Dame Foundation announced that major French donors, Bernard Arnault, and his family and luxury giant LVMH Group have made an initial payment of 10 million euros on Francois and Francois-Henri Pinault who pledged 100 million. No funds had previously been forthcoming.
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Almost $ 1 billion was promised by some of France's richest and most powerful families and companies, some of whom sought to outbid each other in the hours and days after the inferno. It has been criticized that the donations were immortalized in the edifice's fabled stones rather than the actual preservation of church heritage.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.