What's happening in the 10th and Tyndall fire investigation

(Source: Ashley Pricer)
(Source: Ashley Pricer)
Updated: Jul. 2, 2018 at 6:03 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - After a fire left parts of a UEB construction site at 10th and Tyndall near downtown charred, multiple agencies have been investigating what led to the blaze. Tucson Fire, Tucson Police, and ATF are currently working together to figure out what or who caused the fire.

The reason for ATF's involvement- the estimated fire loss amount being so high. Presently, Tucson Fire says the estimated fire loss is anywhere from $8 to $10 million.

As it stands now, Tucson Fire is the lead on the investigation into what caused the flames. Should criminal intent be found during the course of the investigation Tucson Police will take over.

One difficulty investigators have had thus far in the investigation has been the mix of materials at the site. Since the UEB site, called The Mark, is full of construction site materials testing debris used as evidence in the fire tough could be tough to assess. The reason being that construction site materials can mimic fire accelerates since they both have a similar chemical makeup.

Right now, Tucson Fire representatives say they have a few hypotheses of what caused the fire at 10th and Tyndall. They're currently working to disprove those hypotheses.

TFD urges anyone who may have seen or heard something unusual in the early morning of June 19th when the occurred to call 88-CRIME.

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