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UPDATED: Cause of Charnes Drive Fire Under Investigation

The fire marshal says he hasn't ruled out anything at this point.

Update as of 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 8:

Fire Marshal Tony Moscato confirmed that the fire is being investigated as an arson.

"Police are following some leads," he said.

A spokesman from the was not immediately available for comment.

The original story follows:

Fire Marshal Tony Moscato said he is working with investigators from the to determine the cause of a fire that broke out at 47 Charnes Drive Tuesday night.

The fire, which is believed to have originated in or near an attached garage, . The owner was home at the time, and was reportedly sleeping when the fire started at about 10:45 p.m.

"We haven't ruled out a few possibilities," Moscato said, "including electrical or intentional."

He said the investigation will take several days.

Dan McCann July 08, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Thank god no one was killed!
Lisa September 08, 2011 at 07:48 PM
How many fires are we up to now? Definitely suspicious and a little scary.
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) September 08, 2011 at 08:09 PM
@Lisa: There were four the month of this fire. And there were two last week. We asked Assistant Chief Chuck Licata about the volume of fires in this article -- http://patch.com/A-k5Sc -- and, he said, "We can never determine exactly why fires are becoming more prevalent. They do run in spurts like that."
Lisa September 09, 2011 at 12:19 PM
Thanks Gary, As a resident who lives with 2-3 minutes of Charnes Drive, I think this should be taken seriously. I'm sure other residents feel the same way.
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) September 09, 2011 at 04:04 PM
Lisa: police say this fire could be connected to others in the area, too. I just filed a story if you want the details: http://patch.com/A-lRg6

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