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      Cause of Edina church fire still unknown

      The fire started after 2 p.m. last Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

      UPDATE: The official report from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office will list the cause of the August 15, 2013 fire at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina as "undetermined."

      Edina Assistant Fire Chief Tom Morgret told KTVO Friday that is the word from state investigators regarding last week's church fire.

      Those investigators were on the scene in Edina two or three times trying to figure out what started the blaze, but they were apparently unable to pinpoint a cause.

      Morgret had told us last week that the fire appeared to have started up near the ceiling of the priest's changing room in a back corner of the church.

      We also spoke with Larry Clark, the church's construction supervisor and he says it'll be several months before they have mass in the church. For the time being, services will be held at Knight of Columbus Hall in Edina.

      Clark also told us they will begin cleaning up the smoke residue and water damage on Monday.

      There's still no damage estimate available at this time.

      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The cause of last week's fire at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, Mo. is still unknown.

      State fire investigators are still trying to figure out what started it.

      Edina Assistant Fire Chief Tom Morgret told KTVO Thursday that investigators from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office were back on the scene one day this week and told him they would have their final report issued by the end of the week.

      Morgret says he has not heard anything back from them yet.

      The fire happened a week ago at the historic church in Edina.

      Several area fire departments were able to get the blaze put out before the church was destroyed.

      Fire crews say the blaze started in a back corner of the church in a changing room used by the priest.

      Morgret told KTVO the fire does not appear suspicious.Previous story...Firefighters battle Edina church fire