CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Fire investigators say the cause of a two-alarm fire that destroyed an eight-unit apartment building on Pine Street Wednesday afternoon has been officially listed as "undeterminedâ€ť due to the extensive damage.
A cause is classified "undetermined" when multiple causes can not be eliminated, or there is insufficient proof of a particular cause.
â€śItâ€™s being listed as undetermined because there are just too many loose ends and investigators with the State Fire Marshalâ€™s Office canâ€™t get in deep enough because of safety issues and the condition of the building,â€ť said Central Falls Fire Chief Robert E. Bradley, Jr., adding it appears the two-alarm fire started in the porch area and spread to all three floors.
Bradley said the cityâ€™s code enforcement office has ordered the 661 Pine St. building demolished pending discussions that were still being held Thursday between the city and insurance companies.
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