Investigator: Arson cause of Carter Bros. fire

The blaze that destroyed a powersports manufacturer’s Alabama facility has been ruled an arson by investigators.

“The crime of arson has been committed,” Alabama State Fire Marshall Ed Paulk told the Troy Messenger in regard to the fire that consumed the Carter Bros.’ warehouse.

The warehouse caught fire in the early morning hours of July 12. Paulk said in the report that the facility was not fire code compliant because it lacked sprinkler systems.

According to the Troy Messenger report, no suspects have been identified and investigators do not know whether the fire was started by one individual or a number of individuals.

Carter Bros. is a provider of a number of powersports vehicles, including go-karts, ATVs and side-by-sides, and has distributed SYM scooters in the United States.

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