The fire was so large that it took over an hour to bring under control. Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer said hoarding-like conditions inside the home fueled the blaze. Although the bedroom was determined to be the location of the fire’s origin, it remains unclear whether cigarettes, electronics or some other hazard was to blame.
“A definitive ignition source cannot be concluded,” Piringer said. “The cause of the fire is officially undetermined.”