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Cause of Frankfort fire undetermined

The investigation of a downtown Frankfort fire on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd is complete.

Posted: Jan 31, 2019 6:53 PM

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — The investigation of a downtown Frankfort fire on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd is complete.

The cause is undetermined according to the Frankfort Fire Department, Indiana State Fire Marshall's Office, ATF and private insurance fire investigators. 

FFD said investigators have been examining the scene for the past week and have ruled out all accidental and incendiary causes of the fire.

The fire started at 50 W. Washington St.

News 18 was on the scene when it began at 9:30 a.m.

FFD and Lebanon Fire were up against the cold and wind to contain the blaze.

T & R Pet Grooming, a sports pub and a mural titled "The History of Frankfort" were all destroyed in the fire.

Red Cross also responded because two families were displaced. Their apartments were also burned in the fire. 

Greg Miller, a Frankfort firefighter, was injured while falling through the second floor. He was treated at IU Health Arnett Hospital and later released with a muscle spasm in his leg. 

A link to the original story is here.

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