Cause of massive apartment fire may never be found
BATON ROUGE - Local fire investigators said while they are certain there was no human involvement in a massive apartment fire, the cause remains undetermined because of the destruction.
The Cobblestone Apartments caught on fire on October 6. Two buildings were destroyed along with as many as five vehicles. Three other buildings in the complex were damaged by the intense heat of the flames. Two other buildings at a neighboring complex were also damaged.
The St. George Fire Department said Tuesday, after an investigation with the Baton Rouge Fire Department and State Fire Marshal along with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, an exact cause could not be determined. Although, the fire marshal told WBRZ shortly after the fire the blaze likely started outside of one of the apartment buildings.
The destruction caused by the fire left it impossible to isolate an exact cause, St. George said in a news release. Adding, fire investigators "stress that there was no evidence of any human involvement; accidental or otherwise."
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