ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a comprehensive report on a house fire that killed six people in January near Annapolis has been delayed for at least two months while federal agents investigate arsons that occurred during the unrest in Baltimore.
The Capital Gazette reports that investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had hoped to release a report in May detailing how an electrical fire engulfed a 15-foot Christmas tree inside the mansion.READ MORE: Anne Arundel County Executive Says He's Willing To Comprise As State Highway Officials Continue To Push For Third Span On Bay Bridge
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The report has been delayed while agents subpoena news footage and investigate arsons during the Baltimore unrest.MORE NEWS: Montgomery County Announces Fourth Annual Active Aging Week
The Jan. 19 fire killed Don and Sandra Pyle and their four grandchildren.