Cause undetermined in Ore. fire that killed 2 boys



MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) — An investigation into a fatal apartment fire that killed two Oregon boys last February has failed to pinpoint the exact cause.

The Oregonian reports a multiagency investigation led by the Clackamas County sheriff’s office found the Feb. 12 fire started in the living room when an open flame ignited items in the second-story unit at the apartment in suburban Milwaukie.

But the cause of the fire officially will go into the books as “undetermined.”

Based on the findings, the Clackamas County district attorney’s office has declined to file charges against 26-year-old Kimberly Hasty, the mother of the boys.

Hasty escaped the blaze with her infant son but left behind his 4- and 5-year-old brothers, who died of smoke inhalation.


Information from: The Oregonian,