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Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

was convicted of setting a hotel fire that killed 29.

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Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

Attorneys hoping to win a new trial for a Tucson man accused of killing 29 people in the 1970 Pioneer Hotel fire say an investigator with the Tucson Fire Department recently reviewed all of the available evidence in the case and wasn't able to determine what caused the blaze.

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Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

This photo of suspect - and eventual convict - Louis Taylor was taken shortly after the fire.

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Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

Firetrucks' ladders weren't long enough to reach the Pioneer Hotel's upper floors. Here, three firefighters work to rescue survivors.

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Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

A charred window frame shows the heavy damage to the hotel.

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