State Fire Marshal Investigating Cause of Fatal Blaze

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01-02-07 Investigators from the State Fire Marshal's Office are still investigating what caused the fire that killed firefighter Phillip Townsend.

The blaze began Saturday morning around 8:30 am at Wilbanks Appliance in East Denison.

Fire Marshals from as far away as Houston have been in town investigating what is left of the business.

Officials say they have pinpointed the exact location where the fire started, but it could be months before a final report is out.

In addition to the death of Townsend, Denison Fire Chief Gordan Weger was hurt when part of the roof collapsed.