A spokeswoman with the State Fire Marshall’s Office did not offer further information about the fire when contacted today.
Investigators have been working to obtain security camera footage that may help determine the cause of the fire, according to Snider, who added that the on-scene investigation led to concluding arson as the cause of the blaze.
“On scene we look at evidence and take pictures while going through all of the evidence,” he said. “We look for anything that can tell us if the fire was an accident or intentional. And depending on that it tells us where we have to go next in the investigation.”
He and Dawson declined to say what evidence found at the scene led to the arson ruling because the investigation is ongoing.