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Fire where teens died set to keep warm: cops

By: The Canadian Press

 | Apr 28, 2014 - 12:43 PM |
Charlottetown firefighters hold a tarp as officials remove bodies from an abandoned building fire in Charlottetown, P.E.I., Saturday, March 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Rochford

Charlottetown firefighters hold a tarp as officials remove bodies from an abandoned building fire in Charlottetown, P.E.I., Saturday, March 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Rochford

CHARLOTTETOWN - Charlottetown police say a fire that erupted inside an abandoned building where three teenage boys died last month was set to keep them warm.

The city's police department issued an update today on the investigation into the March 29 fire, saying while fire officials have an area of origin where the fire began, they don't know what ignited it.

Investigators say four boys were driven by a friend from Montague to Charlottetown, where they socialized with other friends at a shopping mall before hanging out at a vacant building.

They say a fire was set at some point that night to keep warm.

The bodies of three teens — 19-year-old Joseph Reeves, 16-year-old Brandon MacKinnon and 15-year-old Kenneth Irving — were found inside.

Another teen was injured and rushed to a Halifax hospital.

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