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Cause identified in lumber yard fire

Posted: Friday, Aug 30th, 2013

Photo by Ashli Adams Multiple people reported seeing flames at Pleasant Lumber on Thursday. The fire was successfully contained to just one building.

MONTE VISTA—Fire officials determined electrical and mechanical problems were the cause of last Thursday evening’s fire at Pleasant Lumber in Monte Vista.

“It was an unfortunate accident,” said Monte Vista Fire Chief Charles Archer, who determined the cause of the fire Friday afternoon in consultation with the Colorado of Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who were on the scene from about 1-3:30 p.m. Friday.

Archer said the fire was either the result of electrical or mechanical problems or a combination.

For the complete article see the 08-28-2013 issue.

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