The Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit, working in conjunction with the Ashford Fire Marshal’s Office, has completed the fire origin and cause investigation of the February 12, 2021 fire at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The investigation included an examination of the fire scene and interviews with numerous witnesses.
Due to the catastrophic damage caused by the fire, the exact area of fire origin could not be identified. It is the opinion of investigators that the fire started in one area, however, and quickly spread through the buildings that comprised the camp’s Main Street area and housed the wood working shop, the arts and crafts area, the camp store and the cooking zone. Investigators were
not able to identify the ignition source that caused the fire. It has been concluded that while the cause of the fire is Undetermined, there is no indication that the fire was intentionally set or has any criminal aspect associated. The case will be closed.