Cause of Big Downtown Fire in Memphis Still Undetermined

OCTOBER 10, 2006 - Posted at 7:26 a.m. CDT

MEMPHIS, TN - The cause of a big downtown fire in Memphis last week will be listed as undetermined.

Fire investigators stressed last evening that the fire was not a case of arson.

The spectacular fire early Friday destroyed the First United Methodist Church and three other downtown structures.  No one was hurt.

Memphis Fire Chief Alvin Benson said the investigation is wrapped up.

Officials said previously that winds blew embers from the church fire onto the Lincoln American Tower and the other structures.

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