Police: Flight 93 fire cause may never be known

Associated Press

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A state police fire marshal says he may never be able to determine what caused a fire that destroyed the headquarters buildings at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.

Trooper Scott Kovach tells the (Somerset) Daily American the fire is still under investigation, but he says, “I’m not sure how much investigating we’re going to be doing.”

The inquiry might end soon if officials can’t figure out what caused the fire. The investigation has found no signs of arson or foul play in the Oct. 3 fire.

An initial inventory indicated the losses included a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2001, the day four planes were hijacked by terrorists.

The memorial and visitor center, under construction about two miles away, weren’t damaged.

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Det. Louis Fernandez

We have just learned of the death from site-related lung cancer of Detective Louis Fernandez NYPD/ESU, aged 46.

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FDNY pipe band in Seattle for documentary premiere

By Susan Wyatt KING 5 News

Photo: FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

Photo: FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

Members of the New York City Fire Department pipe band will be in Seattle this week for the West Coast premiere of a documentary celebrating their 50th anniversary.

The Seattle Firefighters Pipes & Drums, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary, will host the event Thursday at the Showbox.

The film, “Through Triumph & Tragedy – 50 Years of the FDNY Pipes & Drums,” documents the history of the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, from its origins with just 17 members in 1962, through the horror and grief of 9/11.

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