It was a disaster waiting to happen, During the renovations flamable paints were left lying around in amongst debris that needed only a spark to set it alight. The fire had smouldered before igniting the experts decreed. A preventable accident. Someone had to be held responsible. Politicians, architects, builders and the work foremen were all questioned. Money passed hands. New evidence showed it was arson. Probably the mafia. More money passed hands and the prosecutor’s family threatened before the mafia was cleared. The charred remains of a cat were found. No-one was to blame. A clear cut case of spontaneous combustion.
Thank you for hosting Friday Fictioneers Rochelle and thank you to J Hardy Carroll for the photo prompt.