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Investigators rule massive fire accidental

1 year 9 months 2 weeks ago February 18, 2015 Feb 18, 2015 Wednesday, February 18 2015 February 18, 2015 10:53 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

DENHAM SPRINGS - Fire investigators said they've officially ruled a massive inferno at a medical supply business accidental.

On February 3, the Magnolia Respiratory & Medical Equipment burned to the ground. The building, at 239 Florida Avenue Southeast, ignited into a bright glow as huge, orange flames poured into the sky spawning dark, billowing smoke. The fire closed nearby streets and took hours to put out.

Wednesday, two weeks after the fire, officials said they were confident in their original assumption that the blaze started in the HVAC system in the attic area.

Witnesses reported hearing oxygen tanks explode as the building burned.
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