Investigators: Harris County election warehouse fire was accidental

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 4:27 PM

HOUSTON – A massive fire that destroyed Harris County’s voting machines last year was an accident, according to investigators.

Rumors had swirled that the fire might have been arson, since it came so close to the November election.

But now, the fire department says heat from an electrical appliance caused the fire.

There were no signs of forced entry in the building, investigators said.

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