Cause of Friday fire in Funkstown discovered
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI
The fire that destroyed the $1 million home of Funkstown's assistant mayor Friday probably was caused by faulty wiring, fire investigators said Monday.
"The fire was most likely the result of a failure of household wiring in the north wall of the house," said Allen Gosnell, deputy chief state fire marshal.
The determination was made after a team of four deputy fire marshals and a supervisor spent hours sifting through rubble at the home of Paul Crampton Jr. and interviewing witnesses on Saturday, he said.
"Due to the size and the intensity of the fire, investigators were unable to do more than an initial survey of the situation Friday night," he said.