A source who was poking around Colombo’s Friday said that after a preliminary check, investigators believe that the fire that torched the restaurant last week was started because of a hard-wired electrical problem.
|Looks more ominous than it is|
There were no signs of a grease fire, said the source, who is familiar with the investigation but didn’t want his name used. The fire department confirmed they suspect that an electrical issue in the restaurant caused the fire, though a final determination hasn’t been made. There were no signs of an accelerant or anything else suspicious (despite the ethnically insensitive comments on our last post).
|Note the smoke damage|
Inside on Friday, the smell of smoke lingered and an eerie light filtered through the open door when the investigators let us creep inside to take pictures. Piles of broken glass and destroyed furniture littered the floor. An investigator in the kitchen was training his flashlight on an electrical panel, but we weren’t allowed in to poke around.
So, what do you think should go in there, folks? What don’t we have that we need? And who should be the one to do it?
|One half the dining room, kitchen’s through the door with the diamond window|
|The other half of the dining room|
|Holes firefighters busted through the walls for ventilaion|
|From the back of the second half|