Investigators are still puzzling out what caused the fire. According to the chief, they are focusing on the exterior composting area. Another factor may be a recent trimming of trees that allowed more sunlight into that area of the yard. They are also testing items such as air conditioning units.
"We will continue to work closely with the private insurance investigators," Chief Schapelhouman said.
The morning of the fire, neighbors reported hearing a "boom" shortly before 11 a.m. and seeing flames leap from a front corner of the home. Firefighters arrived on the scene about two minutes after the 911 call.
No one was injured, but the family of four who live at 52 Willow Road, along with two visiting grandparents, had the difficult task of finding long-term shelter for up to a year as a result of the damage.
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