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 . 

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan and 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.

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 , state police, and agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms.

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Loretta April 25, 2012 at 04:35 PM
So people know. The American Red Cross is only accepting money and cannot guarantee the money you give will go to the people who lost their homes in Marlboro.
JM April 25, 2012 at 04:52 PM
I believe I read the Mayor is setting up a different funding method so that all money donated goes directly to the displaced people of the Marlboro fire. Don't quote me on that.
Peg April 25, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Donations: http://www.marlborough-ma.gov/gen/MarlboroughMA_Announcemt/S015A321C-015A3232
Dianne Cook April 25, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Peg, that posting is from last year's fire downtown. Rosalind is no longer a Marlborough employee!


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