Regal Apartments fire ruled ‘undetermined’

Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 1:42 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The fire that destroyed the Regal Apartments building on Wednesday afternoon in Charleston has been ruled undetermined by investigators from the Charleston Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau.

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The Regal Apartments along Kanawha Blvd. caught fire about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

No one was injured, and all 35 tenants were accounted for.

The Charleston Fire Department said the investigation included interviews, scene analysis, and the review of privately owned video surveillance.

With the cause ruled as undetermined, fire officials are calling the case ‘closed.’

Investigators cited extensive damage and structural instability from the fire.

Late into the evening Wednesday, crews began tearing down the Regal Apartments building following a partial roof collapse.

For previous coverage:

Fire alarms did not go off during fire, Regal Apartments owner says

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