Burn­ham Park Christmas tree turns into torch in sus­pected ar­son

Business World - - THE NATION -

THE GI­ANT Christmas tree at the Rose Gar­den in­side Burn­ham Park turned into a huge torch be­fore it was re­duced to ashes Tues­day night. Author­i­ties are look­ing into the in­ci­dent af­ter the ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cated that the fire may have been in­ten­tional, cit­ing wit­ness ac­counts of two men run­ning away from the burn­ing tree. The lo­cal Bureau of Fire Pro­tec­tion said a call from an em­ployee of a ho­tel nearby in­di­cated the fire broke out around 8:50 p.m. The blaze was de­clared out by 9:10 p.m., when noth­ing was left of the tree made of twigs and re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als. — Ald­win Quitasol, in­teraksyon.com

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