Waltham apartment complex fire was arson

Waltham fire later on Sunday

Officials say that the 10-alarm fire caused an estimated $110 million in damages as it howled through the 264-unit building and crews worked to douse the flames and combat a blaze that burned and smoldered for hours.

"We have determined that the fire was intentionally set, " state Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said during an afternoon briefing.

Originally, the blaze on July 23 at the site of an in-progress complex on Cooper Street was not believed to be to be suspicious.

Waltham Police Chief Keith MacPherson says fires of this size are serious, but when it's arson, "But certainly a fire of this size-an arson fire-generates a lot more concern".

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"This was a significant event statewide, a fire of this magnitude", Waltham Fire Chief Paul Ciccone said. "When someone commits a criminal act, I think it angers everybody because these are risks we shouldn't have to endure".

Officials said Thursday that while the typical fire suppression systems were in place, they were not operational since the building was still under construction and not yet occupied.

The Elm Street complex was still under construction so no one was living in the buildings.

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