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Cause of Wilton Crest Fire Still Undetermined

WILTON, Conn. ? Almost a month after a fire at the Wilton Crest condominiums left more than a half-dozen units significantly damaged, residents still have no answer as to how it started.

"There are several possible reasons for this fire that we are considering at this time," Wilton Fire Marshall David Kohn said. He added that there is no focus to their investigtion at this time.

Kohn said previously they were certain the fire had started outside the building and moved inside.

Four units can't be occupied because of "severe or fairly extreme" damage, Kohn said several days following the fire, and another three or four units were damaged to a lesser extent, with either burned exterior siding or damage from smoke. 

It took seven fire departments around an hour and a half to put out the blaze, which affected 15 homes mid-morning of April 29.

Wilton Fire Chief Paul Milositz said the day of the fire that he expected there to be a long investigation to determine the cause.

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