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Investigators seek cause of $2 million inferno in Lower Heidelberg

Published On: Feb 26 2014 10:20:32 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 26 2014 05:35:17 PM CST

Flames can still be seen after fire leveled an apartment complex that was being built in Lower Heidelberg Township.

LOWER HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa. -

The remnants of an apartment building under construction in Berks County continued to burn Wednesday morning, more than 24 hours after a fire reduced the structure to rubble.

Small flames and smoke could be seen rising from the snow-covered ashes at the Legacy at Papermill apartment complex -- an over-55 community -- in Lower Heidelberg Township.

The initial fire broke out early Tuesday morning and quickly went to three alarms as flames engulfed the wooden frame of the structure, which was being constructed next to an already-occupied building.

No one was injured.

Investigators returned to the scene Wednesday in search for what sparked the inferno. A state police fire marshal is assisting in the probe.

Fire officials said the blaze caused about estimated $2 million in damage. The owner of the property told 69 News he will rebuild.

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