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The destruction caused by the fire at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival last fall was so severe the cause cannot be determined. Officials pointed to failures with the alarm and sprinkler system as factors in the fire damage.
The first two trucks on scene shortly before 6 a.m. could not use the hydrant across the street from 47 Veazie and were forced to run hundreds of feet of hose down to River Street and, on the other side, down School Street trying to find working hydrants before they could even attack the blaze.
Fire Chief Thomas Francesconi said the two youth were walking from the Shell station on Route 8 on Monday evening when they noticed flickering lights and then flames in a downstairs room at 120 North St.
A news release on Thursday afternoon by state police Det. Sgts. Steven Otis and Matt Hill and Assistant State Fire Marshal Stan Baranowski of the Division of Fire Safety says the massive structure was so compromised by the fire that it was "deemed too dangerous to conduct an internal examination."