Fatal Palmer Fire Likely Started By Candle
Investigators say a candle started a deadly fire in Palmer, Massachusetts.
Investigators found evidence of a melted candle in the living room of a basement apartment in the twenty-apartment unit building, and have eliminated all other possible causes, according to the Massachusetts Fire Marshall’s office. The 53 year old woman who lived in the apartment, Christine Grinaski died. Smoke alarms throughout the building were found to have missing or dead batteries. It highlights an issue Fire Marshall Stephen Coan constantly raises.
" Too many people die in fire because smoke alarms are not in place or not operating properly," Coan said during a recent interview.
Candles were blamed for two fatal fires in Massachusetts in 2013.