Cause of WL fatal fire undetermined, but accident

The father of Scott Notary, David Notary, is seeking damages for the wrongful death of his son. Scott died in a rental house fire on Lutz Avenue in West Lafayette last November.
The father of Scott Notary, David Notary, is seeking damages for the wrongful death of his son. Scott died in a rental house fire on Lutz Avenue in West Lafayette last November.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The cause of a fire that killed a Purdue student and his dog last fall is ruled an accident, though the cause cannot be determined.

It happened back in November at a home on Lutz Street. As News 18 reported in February, investigators believe the fire that killed Scott Notary, 23, started in the kitchen area. Officials said several appliances were used prior to the fire.

Fire Chief Tim Heath said because of the damage the cause cannot be determined, but investigators said the fire was accidental. City officials are still looking into a possible code violation of over-occupancy in the house.

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