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Albemarle Fire Officials Release Information Regarding Cause of Fatal Fire

Albemarle fire officials are releasing information regarding the cause of the fatal fire that occurred Saturday, January 18, 2014. Following a very thorough investigation, officials were able to narrow down the area of the fire’s origin to the immediate vicinity of a baseboard heater in the residence. Due to the very devastating nature of the fire, which destroyed evidence necessary to establish a specific cause, investigators have declared this as an undetermined fire. They stress that no evidence was found to indicate that the fire was anything other than accidental in nature, and the investigation has been concluded. "We regret that despite an extremely rigorous investigation we were not able to get any closer to resolution for what we realize is a very emotional and impactful event for our community," said Fire Rescue Chief Dan Eggleston.

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