The fire that took place in a UVK cinema at the Larcomar shopping center and claimed the lives of four employees this past November is now claimed to have been started by an outside agent , and not because of a short circuit, as was originally reported.
A little less than a month and a half since the fire, sources from the National Police confirmed to _El Comercio_ the results from the forensic engineering report.
The report was forwarded to the State Security Specialist Office to investigate who was responsible for starting the fire at Larcomar. They will need to determine whether it occurred accidentally or intentionally.
Days after the accident the officials sent a press release warning that the fire had been provoked. This information was accompanied by a video where a person is seen leaving the premises of the cinema, suspiciously.
The man from the video, Luis Raúl Salazar Belito, appeared before the Prosecutor’s Office to render his statement hours after Police offered a reward for information on his whereabouts. However, he denied involvement in the fire.
Investigators claim there is evidence to suggest it was caused by an outside agent.