Investigators can’t find cause of Truckee house fire |

Investigators can’t find cause of Truckee house fire

The investigation of the fire that destroyed a Truckee home is complete, but no cause has been determined.

Truckee fire Marshall Bob Bena said the cause of the fire at 10311 East River St. had been called accidental, but no specific cause had been discovered.

“We’ve ruled out arson or any kind of intentional fire,” Bena said.

The fire occurred on July 13 shortly after 12:20 p.m.

The damage was extensive.

“There was a total loss of the second floor, and the first had smoke and water damage. It will probably be a total loss,” said Greg Burch, battalion chief with Truckee Fire Protection District.

The home was greater than a century old, Burch said.

The owner, who also owned the home next door, was not present at the time of the fire, but arrived later that afternoon, Burch said.

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