INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Officials say the investigation into the June 15 massive Belmont warehouse fire on the southwest side of Indianapolis is far from over.
All agencies involved in the investigation and aftermath offered an update Monday morning.
Processing the scene was said to have gone better than expected.
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The Department of Code Enforcement announced that the building owner, Keith Sharp, has been given emergency demolition orders for at least the portion of the facility closest to railroad tracks to the southwest of Belmont Avenue.
On Friday, investigators said they had "closed in" on the cause, but would not give any other details.
In the most recent press conference, Gary Coons, the chief for division of homeland security said an area of origin for the fire was determined and potential causes were being ruled out.
Officials said the fire would not have been weather related or the result of gas service in the area.
Investigators determined the fire suppression system, or sprinklers, did not activate during the Saturday fire.
Annual inspections of those systems are required by state code and are the responsibility of the building owner who would have maintained records.
According to Coons, it is not uncommon for suppression systems to not work in buildings as old as the facility involved.
The Marion County Health Department said a hotline established for reports of debris in neighboring communities has received 30 calls. Crews continued to collect materials containing asbestos from neighborhoods.
Any residents with concerns were asked to call (317) 221-2159.
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