Fire chief: Wiring sparked SLU chapel blaze

CANTON – A fire that damaged a St. Lawrence University landmark Sunday morning was electrical in origin, according to Canton Fire Chief Robert M. Crowe.

The official cause of the blaze in the Gunnison Memorial Chapel was determined to be “a problem with electrical wiring located in the roof area of the bell tower,” Crowe announced Tuesday.

The chapel’s steeple, scorched in the blaze, fell to the ground Monday morning.