Investigation into blaze that destroyed 24-unit apartment complex is completed.
The investigation into the 4-Alarm fire on Feb. 8 that destroyed a 24-unit building in the Avalon Oaks complex has been completed but the cause remains unknown. Deputy Fire Chief Rick McClellan said investigators have not determined a definitive cause for the fire, according to an article appearing on lowellsun.com. Initial published reports indicated that the blaze, which left dozens of people homeless, may have been caused by a gas grill on a porch. However, those reports appear to have been in error. State and local fire investigators were out at the scene last week and have now concluded their investigation. However, McClellan said a separate investigation by an insurance company may be continuing, according to the lowellsun.com …
Page is serving as a gathering place for people looking to help those families who lost everything in the Feb. 8 fire.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Bill Gilman
Wednesday, February 20
The 4-alarm fire at Avalon Oaks on Feb. 8 made headlines and sent plumes of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles. But almost two weeks later, as the buzz surrounding the fire has faded, the 36 people made homeless by the blaze must still deal with the aftermath. A Facebook Page -- www.facebook.com/FebruaryBlizzardFireVictims -- has been started to gather resources to try and help the families impacted. The page was started by Barbara Warren-Sica but has quickly developed into a clearinghouse, of sorts, for various resources, suggestions and ideas. One effort being featured on the page is a fund for the fire victims that has been set up at the Reading Co-Operative Bank. Those wishing to donate can send contributions to: Reading …