RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) — As federal investigators dig meticulously through charred rubble in search of what caused last week’s downtown inferno at a construction site, the Raleigh Police Department is scaling back its presence around the scene, turning over individual buildings to the property owners.

The Quorum Center has hired Raleigh-based York Security to monitor its buildings that are still too dangerous for people to move back in.

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ABC11 has learned the lone security guard on duty at the Metropolitan Apartments construction site the night of the fire also worked for York Security.

The company released the following statement to ABC11:

“The fire that occurred on March 16 at the Metropolitan Apartment construction site in Raleigh, North Carolina is undergoing an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives. Because this investigation is underway, we cannot comment beyond saying that we are working fully and cooperatively with the investigating authorities to support their review and determination of the cause of the fire. We are thankful for the heroic efforts of the many firefighters and first responders who put their lives at risk to address the fire.

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