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Probe into fire at Flight 93 site finds no sign of arson

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 6, 2014 1:55 AM
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Photo by AP Photo/Courtesy National Park Foundation

A fire burns Friday Oct. 3, 2014 about 3:00 p.m. and grew to include both the Flight 93 park office and park headquarters

(Shanksville) -- Investigators say they've found no indication of arson or other foul play in the fire that damaged buildings at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County.

A National Park Service spokesman says the investigation isn't over, and it may be weeks before the cause of the blaze that destroyed its headquarters is discovered.

The scene is now under control of park officials, who are doing what they can to salvage material left after the Friday 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.

Flight 93's passengers fought with the attackers before it crashed in Stonycreek Township, near Shanksville. 

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

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