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Fire Officials Unable to Determine Cause of Front Royal Blaze

13 May 2017 News


Fire investigators have been unable to determine the cause of the April 29th blaze that destroyed the Strong Oaks Woodshop at 1868 North Royal Avenue in Front Royal.

Twelve investigators from the Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office, Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office, Fauquier County Fire Marshal’s Office, Front Royal Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spent more than 40 hours over the course of 3 days processing the incident scene.

“This was a very complex fire investigation that required extensive manpower,” stated Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico. “The assistance provided from these partnering agencies has proven extremely valuable for the success of the initial phase of the investigation.”

The fire was reported just after 10 pm on April 29 and quickly went to 3 alarms before the fire could be brought under control. Firefighters from all Warren County stations were joined by crews from Strasburg, Marshal, and Stephens City Fire Departments and spent 14 hours working to fully extinguish the blaze.


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