MUSEUM FIRE CAUSE: ELECTRICAL

El Paso, Texas, October 4–Monday�s fire in the El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Museum was probably the result of an electrical problem, according to FBI officials. The fire cause extensive damage�destroying most of the one-of-a-kind exhibits–but no injuries. The FBI originally thought the fire was set.

The exhibits included a large model of a railcar on its way to a death camp and a store front depicting Kristallnacht, a night in November 1938 when Germans broke windows in Jewish synagogues and businesses. Marble tiles on the museum�s walls commemorate victims, among them relatives of El Paso residents.

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