Causes of recent Urbana fires being listed as undetermined

Causes of recent Urbana fires being listed as undetermined

The causes of two fires on Friday in Urbana are being listed as undetermined.

Urbana Fire Marshal Phil Edwards said a fire at 106 South Gregory was contained to the balcony of an apartment. He said a mattress on the balcony was involved in the fire and that investigators were not able to rule out the improper discarding of smoking materials as a cause.

Earlier on Friday, crews were called to a fire at a duplex at 2207 Philo Road. Edwards said initial reports that the fire was started by a malfunctioning snowblower were ruled out.

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