Fire Marshal: Cause of Marlborough Fire is Inconclusive
Officials say the area where the fire began is too far gone to determine a cause.
State and local fire officials have not been able to determine a cause for the fire that destroyed the Lake Williams Condominiums on West Main Street in Marlborough.
State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan and Marlborough Fire Chief James Fortin issued a joint statement Wednesday saying the cause of the fire that began in an attic storage space could not be determined due of the extent of the damage.
Officials also said that there was no evidence that the fire was one of a suspicious nature.
“The very area where investigators believe the fire started, the attic, has been completely burned away,” said Fortin in the statement.
There were no injuries in the fire, though several were sent to the hospital as a precautionary measure. However, a statement from Mayor Arthur Vigeant's office said that several pets had been killed in the blaze.
The American Red Cross said Tuesday that 32 families needed help because of the fire, including 66 adults and 22 children. Six of them will be put up by the city of Marlborough, said a Boston Globe report.
The investigation included officials from the Marlborough fire and police departments, state police, and agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms.
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