“We understand that the four recent fires in the Chili Fire District over the last 48 hours is unusual and that a logical question would be “are these fires related”? We would like the public know that the origin and cause of each of these fires has been investigated by the Monroe County Fire Investigation Unit which is a partnership between the Monroe County Fire Bureau and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. While follow-up activities remain for some of these fires, each of the fires are unrelated and are not being investigated as being incendiary in nature or involving foul play. In fact, in each case, the cold weather conditions are somewhat contributory as is typical this time of year as people work to keep their residences warm through various heating methods. These fires serve as a good reminder to maintain working smoke detectors in your home and to keep fire safety in the forefront of your activities with your family”.