Cause of massive downtown W. Plains summer fire determined
A final report suggests that a dangerous fire code violation is to blame for a massive fire in downtown White Plains that damaged several businesses and created plumes of smoke that were visible for miles.
The latest report shows that stacks of charcoal were found in the basement of the Bengal Tiger Restaurant, which fire officials say is a violation of city fire codes.
Investigators do not believe there was any criminal activity involved because the charcoals appear to have ignited as a result of the excessive heat at the time of the fire.
The official cause of the fire remains undetermined, but firefighters believe that the charcoal is likely what caused the damage to be so extensive.
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