Investigators with the Racine Fire Department have determined that improperly disposed charcoal did not cause a fire that displaced 11 residents from their homes.

While a cause has still not been determined, investigators are classifying the fire as accidental.

Firefighters were called at 7:33 a.m. May 31 to the 2200 block of Loni Lane for a report of a fire. Though the fire was extinguished shortly after RFD arrived on scene, four units were destroyed at a reported loss total of $250,000.

Investigators originally thought improperly disposed charcoal sparked a blaze that traveled up the outside of the building, and smoke and water damage left the units uninhabitable.

A press release from RFD stated that another statement will be distributed to media when investigators find the cause of the fire.

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