UPDATED 9.5.2012 by Julie Montanaro
A fire that destroyed a Tallahassee dentist's office has been ruled an accident.
Southeastern Dental on Delta Boulevard went up in flames on Sunday.
Firefighters estimated the damage at a quarter of a million dollars.
The state fire marshal's office has wrapped up its investigation. It labelled the fire "accidental."
Spokeswoman Deborah Jamison said there was too much damage to determine the exact cause, but investigators could not rule out an electrical source.
Tallahassee, Florida - September 2, 2012
At 1:34 a.m., Tallahassee firefighters from Stations 2 and 1 responded to a multi-story commercial building fire in the 2100 Block of Delta Boulevard at Southeastern Dental.
Flames were shooting through the roof as firefighters arrived on the scene. After attempting to make entry, firefighters were forced to take a defensive approach due to the integrity of the roof and volume of fire.
Aerial streams were used to get the fire under control so that firefighters could make entry and extinguish the remaining fire.
No one was inside the building at the time of the fire. Firefighters were able to save two parakeets from inside the business. Damages were estimated at $250,000 and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Tallahassee Fire Department and the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The Tallahassee Police Department and Leon County EMS also assisted at the scene. No injuries were reported at the scene. The fire was called in by a passerby.