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Investigation continues into massive fire at complex under construction

 
Investigation continues into massive fire at complex under construction
Posted August 19th, 2014 @ 6:46am by 1310 WIBA/NBC 15/Madison Fire Dept

(Photo courtesy of NBC 15/Jon Skonie)

UPDATE: 08/19/2014:

The investigation continues on the cause of the massive blaze earlier this month, at an apartment complex under construction on Madison's Far East Side.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms say damage could exceed $10 million. They've ruled out an electrical or natural gas source as the cause as the building was not yet hooked up to those utilities. Arson has not been ruled out.

Nobody was hurt in the fire on August 8th on Apollo Way.

Officials now say the investigation could take several months.

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UPDATE: 08/11/2014:

Madison firefighters say it could be a week before a cause is known. No cost estimate is yet available.

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MADISON - Madison fire officials continue to investigate a two-alarm fire on the city's far east side that completely destroyed an apartment building under construction Friday.

The cause remains unknown. Firefighters were finally able to extinguish all the flames and smoldering hot spots on Saturday.

The blaze, on the 500-block of Apollo Way sent massive amounts of flames and black smoke into the sky, while also melting the siding on nearby houses.

For more information and the latest developments, check out the story from our media partners at NBC 15.

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