The man, an employee of Kraków’s Mongolian Culture Centre, said he had forgotten about the city’s anti-smog laws, after locals reported seeing black smoke billowing out of the yurt.
Scores of firefighters battled the blaze 100 metres above the ground for hours in a dramatic operation to save the building.
President Andrzej Duda wrote in a message of sympathy to the French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday that Poland was ready to participate in the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was destroyed by fire a day earlier.
"Let's rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral together as Europeans," Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Monday evening, referring to the fire that consumed the medieval Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Four Poles have died in a fire at a house in Lambrecht, Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany, Poland's Foreign Ministry's press office told PAP on Saturday, adding that the identity of the fifth victim is being established.