ATF assisting with Seward Street fire investigation

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The investigation into the fire that claimed the lives of two men and destroyed an historic building on Seward Street downtown is ongoing.

    Fire Marshal Dan  Jager tells News of the North that his office is working with a special agent with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms office in Seattle.

     

     

    He says there were electrical items taken from the area of origin which was a second story exterior deck.  Those items included a light fixture, electrical outlet and light switch with wiring.   Jager says they were sent to the ATF lab in Maryland for forensic analysis to determine if electrical failure was the cause of the fire.   

     

    He says ATF is reviewing all of the evidence, documentation, and photographs taken from the fire to offer their professional opinion on what they have reviewed and what their findings are related to the fire scene, origin and cause.

     

    “At this time we have not ruled out accidental or intentional causes and are still working with Juneau Police Department as well,” the fire marshal says.

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