Only On NBC5 News: Galice Resort Fire cause deemed ‘undetermined’

MERLIN, Ore. —It’s been nearly 6 months since the Galice Resort caught fire, destroying decades worth of memories. Now we’re learning the cause is undetermined.

The Galice Resort burned down in a fire on June 8th.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office, Oregon State Police Arson Investigation, and Rural Metro collaborated in the investigation.

Austin Prince, Division Chief of Rural Metro Fire, says there was no evidence of suspicious activity, so they think it may have been an accident.

However, the official cause was deemed undetermined.”We were left with so many possibilities from equipment, to electrical, to appliances, it really was too difficult to dig it down to a specific cause,” said Prince.

Prince says with the severity of the fire, a lot of possible evidence indicators can get destroyed.

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Jenna King is the 6pm and 11pm anchor for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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