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Probe into Easter Sunday convent fire in Claremont continues
“At this time, based on the information available, the fire cause is undetermined. The investigation is still open, but there is no evidence of any criminal aspect,” said lead state fire investigator, Danielle Cole, in an email Saturday.
The initial tone went out at 2:25 a.m. Easter Sunday.
Firefighters were on scene within minutes, but it was apparent the convent building was too far gone to save, according to Claremont Fire Chief Rick Bergeron.
It was constructed of tin rubber materials.
The roof materials protected pockets of the fire creating areas of hidden fires. An excavator was brought in the following day to help firefighters find those spots, some of which were discovered in the old masonry walls of the convent.
Demolition of the convent started soon after.
There were no injuries in the blaze.
A high school affiliated with the school closed about 45 years ago.
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