The Fire Department’s inability to find the fire’s cause was “likely due to the severe nature of the fire and the length of time it was burning,”
Of the 10 businesses damaged by the blaze, four have requested to be relocated within the shopping center, Burnett said.
The months-long investigation of the fire’s cause delayed the demolition of the damaged portion of the shopping center, Burnett said. Some demolition work is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, but a timeline for full demolition and reconstruction of the damaged shops has not been set, he said.
Now that the city’s investigation has concluded, the property owner’s insurance company will investigate further, Burnett said.
The property owner,
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