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Inspectors unable to find the cause of a deadly North Vancouver apartment fire

VANCOUVER - An investigation has failed to determine the cause of a North Vancouver apartment fire that killed a woman and her young son earlier this year.

Sixteen other people were taken to hospital after the June 11 fire at the Mountain Village Apartment complex destroyed 16 suites and forced 150 residents from their homes.

North Vancouver RCMP say the two-month investigation has not produced a specific origin for the blaze and it has been classified as undetermined.

In a statement, police say inspectors used drones for aerial photography to assist with their investigation, which also required sifting through a substantial amount of debris.

Police say they've investigated all the tips they received, reviewed security footage for any suspicious activity, and brought in both structural and electrical engineers to offer opinions.

North Vancouver RCMP Const. Richard De Jong says the investigation will remain open.

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