Gap fire was intentionally set, says federal agency

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The damaged portion of the huge building is being razed

FISHKILL – The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has concluded that the fire that destroyed a large section of the Gap clothing distribution center in Fishkill last month was intentionally set.
State Police announced the finding for the ATF National Response Team on Tuesday, saying the fire was incendiary in nature.
Both the State Police and ATF are continuing their investigation and are encouraging anyone with information relevant to the case to call the State Police at Poughkeepsie at 845-677-7300.
The fire broke out on August 29 and burned for a good portion of the day drawing a firefighting response for three counties. All employees who were working at the time were evacuated without injuries. One firefighter sustained a minor injury.