By BRENDAN KIRBY
FREDERICK, Md. - Investigators sifted through the ashes in search of clues to the cause of a fire the killed a man on Sunday and displaced 32 people from their homes.
Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Robert B. Thomas Jr. said authorities were still awaiting an autopsy on the man, who remained unidentified Monday evening. Thomas also said it has been slow going to determine what caused the blaze.
"We're looking at several days before we have even a potential cause. We're still eliminating various factors," he said.
Thomas said investigators have spent the past two days examining debris in the living room of Apartment 101, where the fire started.