A public funeral will held for the nine victims Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Maranatha Fellowship Church in St. Albans. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the location of the service. Arrangements are being organized through Durgan Funeral Home in Beckley.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Investigators will likely not find the cause of Saturday's fire that killed two adults and seven children, said Charleston Assistant Fire Chief Bob Sharp.
Sharp said three smoke detectors were found inside the house at 2 Arlington Ave. -- one not working or installed correctly and two uninstalled.
The fire will be ruled "undetermined" because no one can say with certainty how it started based on preliminary findings, he said. Arson has been ruled out, he said.
Charleston firefighters and members of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been looking through evidence and interviewing witnesses since Saturday.
"To say something is 100 percent, you better know what caused it 100 percent," Sharp said.
"Someone will go behind you, like an insurance company, and they could have another theory. You could go to court and testify and they are going to ask you, 'what do you know 100 percent to get to that opinion?' "
Alisha Carter-Camp, 26, Alex Seals, 24, Keahana Camp, 8, Jeremiah Camp, 3, Elijah Scott, 3, Emanuel Jones, 18 months, and twins Kiki and Gigi Seals, both 3, all died in the fire. Bryan "BJ" Timothy Camp, 8, was taken to CAMC Women and Children's Hospital, where family members removed him from life support Sunday.
There are plenty of theories about how the fire started. But to prove any of them would be difficult, Sharp said.
Neighbors said at least one candle was burning at Carter-Camp's birthday party the night before the fire. Sharp said any hope of finding evidence linking that candle to the fire is unlikely.