In the night between Thursday 11th and Friday 12th June,2020 arson caused damage to a side door of the Saint-Pierre cathedral in Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine), in rue Saint-Sauveur. At around 1.30am, a rubbish skip was set on fire near the door of the religious edifice, damaging it.
Unfortunately the fire did not have time to spread due to the prompt intervention of a bar owner and neighbours who offered to volunteer as firefighters. Alarmed by the smell of burning, the head said that from his window overlooking the vicarage he saw neighbours running to put the fire out with buckets of water.
However the fire brigade were engaged for almost an hour with this nocturnal fire. The criminal investigation department of Rennes took charge of investigations.