Update: Fire investigators probing Evans Bank fire in Lancaster
Fire investigators are searching for the cause of a fire that ripped through the Evans Bank Branch on Transit Road in Lancaster Sunday night.
Three fire investigators were at the scene of the Evans Bank Blaze last night according to Lancaster Police Captain William Karn, who said their job, finding the origin of the blaze, is a tedious and intensive process.
Karn said contrary to initial reports the blaze does not appear to be suspicious. "The cause of the fire is undetermined." notes Karn, adding, "Our investigators are continuing to look into the matter." When asked by WBFO if at this point the fire does not appear to be suspicious, Karn confirmed "That is correct."
Karn saidthe blaze burned for quite some time before being discovered, causing extensive damage to the building. Fire officials said the blaze did not reach the bank vault.
Fire crews Sunday night had indicated the blaze might be suspicious, noting a window was already broken when some crews arrived on the scene. There's some speculation the window may have broken due to the heat of fire.
Crews said the fire was reported around 6 p.m. Sunday by numerous cell phone callers.