FALCONER – County Fire Investigation Officials are ruling Sunday’s fire at 15 W. Main St. as undetermined due to the damage of the building and the potential for the building to collapse, but nothing suspicious was reportedly found.
Several tenants and witnesses were interviewed both Sunday and Monday, and an on-scene investigation was conducted, with help from the Falconer Fire Department Ladder Truck , by fire investigators navigating on the third floor where the building had not collapsed yet.
The fire investigation team was able to determine the fire started in the attic area near the south/center of the building. During the course of the investigation, it was learned three cats were in an apartment on the second floor of the building.
It was reportedly learned through the course of the fire investigation that the second floor of the building didn’t suffer much fire damage. The Fire Investigation Team, with help from the Falconer Fire Department ladder truck, broke a front window out to this apartment and entered via this window into this apartment.
The investigators were able to apprehend three cats which were still alive. Investigators, along with the Falconer Fire Department, reunited the cats with their owners.