Cause Of Fire That Devastated ND Town Not Known
by Associated Press
October 25, 2012 10:12 AM
The wildfire that devastated the small southwestern North Dakota town of Bucyrus has been ruled accidental, but the cause likely will never be known.
Adams County State's Attorney Aaron Roseland says there is not enough evidence for investigators to determine the cause of the fire Oct. 17 and 18 that swept through the town, forcing the evacuation of its 27 residents and burning four homes to the ground.
Deputy State Fire Marshal Don Temple says the blaze started in a stubble field about 40 feet from where an abandoned farmstead building had been burned and buried last March. He says there is no reason to think there is any connection.
Roseland says there is nothing to indicate the wildfire was deliberately set.