LOWELL, Mass. (WHDH) -
An investigation is still underway at the Lowell apartment building where seven people were killed Thursday but officials are starting to talk about what they are looking for.
“The basic concern with power strips and overloading of plugs. The importance to make sure the wiring and the electrical outlets are all in good working condition,” Lowell Mayor Rodney Elliott said.
Sources tell 7News everything is being looked at as a possibility for the cause of the fire, including fireworks, electrical outlets, power strips and negligence.
Lowell Fire Chief Edward Pitta couldn’t comment on the investigation but did acknowledge a report 7News discovered about an incident on July 3.
“I can't really talk about this report. I'm sure it will be looked at as part of this investigation and I'm not really sure that the two are connected,” Pitta said. “It would appear that fireworks have some play, some factor, in this whole incident but we don't know what.”
7News also discovered that firefighters had been called to the building more than a dozen times in the past 19 months.
Thursday, August 21 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:56:56 GMT
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