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Boardman business fire not intentionally set

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Investigators say there is no indication that the fire that destroyed four businesses on Market Street on Tuesday was intentionally set.

Preliminary indications and complaints about damaged electrical office equipment in the Allstate Insurance office has led investigators to further investigate the building's electrical systems.

Damages from the fire that destroyed the insurance office, a Subway restaurant, a photography business and music production company are estimated at more than one million dollars.

The Boardman Fire Investigation Unit released a statement saying that the fire started in the ceiling of the Allstate office, and may have been burning unnoticed in the attic before being detected by Allstate staff. 

Investigators believe that because the fire was not detected earlier, flames caused extensive damage, including the collapse of the roof.

The fire did not spread into the adjacent Subway because of a fire wall and the utilization of an aerial fire truck.

Boardman fire officials will meet with insurance company investigators to pinpoint an exact cause of the fire.

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