Investigators searching for cause of Wednesday house fire, pets still missing

Investigators are continuing their search for the cause of a fire which heavily damaged a home on 32nd Street in Battle Creek on Wednesday.

Fire Marshall Quincy Jones and Battle Creek Police Detective Ryan Strunk spent much of the day digging through debris at 26 N. 32nd St. and conducting interviews searching for the cause.

But Jones said late Thursday afternoon they have not yet settled on a cause of the fire.

The fire was reported at 11:58 a.m. Wednesday when a neighbor reported hearing an explosion and saw the front door had been blown open and he could see fire

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