New theory in L'Isle Verte fire

The police investigation into the devastating fire in a seniors' residents in L'Isle Verte is moving away from the theory of careless smoking as the cause.

La Presse reports this morning that investigators now believe the blaze started in a kitchen, where the night attendant had begun preparing the morning meals.

The report says investigators are wondering whether they've had a full accounting of the facts from the attendant, who told them he saw the first signs of smoke pouring out of a resident's room. He said the 96-year old resident had earlier been told it was too cold to go outside for a late-night cigarette.

The fire two months ago killed 32 people.

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