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Light Fixtures Suspected in Fatal High-Rise Fire

October 20, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

The fire that killed six people in a 35-story government office building in Chicago may have been started by malfunctioning light fixtures, investigators said.

An electrical engineer was hired to test the fixtures, wires and switches in the 12th floor storage room where the fire began. The results may not be available for up to two weeks, said Tom Ahern, spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Although a cause has not been determined, officials have said they do not believe the fire was arson.

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