Fire officials in Albert Lea announced Tuesday that a blaze that destroyed a warehouse and damaged approximately a dozen nearby homes involved human interaction.

Authorities reported that through the investigation the cause of the fire is undetermined.  They went on to state that the facility had no power, gas, or utilities of any kind so human interaction was involved.  Authorities went on to state in their report that damage was significant enough that it could not be determined if the human interaction was accidental or intentional.   

The fire occurred on the evening of December 3rd at 601 Main St. W.

The ATF called in cadaver dogs to assist searching the property. No remains were found on site.

The fire resulted in approximately $300,000 in damage.