|A heating tool left on the scaffolding may have caused this disaster.|
Heating tools on scaffolding may have ignited roof of Milwaukee church:
"The blaze that destroyed Milwaukee's historic Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church may have been started by heating tools that had been placed on adjacent scaffolding and ignited the roof, a Milwaukee Fire Department official said Wednesday.
Milwaukee Deputy Fire Chief Dave Votsis said that was the working theory. But Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing stressed at a news conference later that the investigation is ongoing.
"We know there were roofers here, and they had equipment. And we know it started in the roof," Rohlfing said. Investigators have yet to conclusively link the fire to the roof work, he said.
Fire officials on Wednesday estimated damage to the structure at $13 million, and an additional $4 million in damage to its contents."
|Trinity Lutheran Church, downtown Milwaukee|
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