The cause of a Tuesday fire in Williamstown that severely damaged several homes and an office building is undetermined, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Trooper Megan Ammerman announced the fire marshal’s conclusion Thursday morning. Ammerman said the fire began in a bedroom but the ignition source cannot be determined.
The cause could not be determined because the area of origin was consumed in the blaze, according to Ammerman. She said it is still a pending investigation and information is limited.
Fire broke out around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in a row of buildings on the first block of East Market Street. A witness told PennLive later that day that she saw the fire start in one building, then quickly spread to its neighbors.
Fire companies from Dauphin and Schuylkill counties rushed to the scene and fought the blaze for at least four hours.
The bodies of 18-year-old Logan A. Mitchell and a 17-year-old girl were later found in the debris. Ammerman said state police will not identify the girl since she is a minor.
Four adults and six children were also displaced because of the fire, according to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross said it provided them with food, clothing and temporary housing.
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