Fire at 111-Year Old Erie, Pa. Landmark Ruled an Accident

November 2, 2007

The fire that destroyed a 111-year-old Erie, Pa. landmark has been ruled an accident.

Millcreek Township police say Sunday’s fire at the Fuhrman’s Cider Mill and Bakery was caused by a faulty electrical device on a desk in the lower level office area.

Police say an investigator and an accelerant-sniffing dog searched the building’s remains and found no cause for arson.

Insurance investigators plan to do more analysis and testing of the site.

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