SALT LAKE CITY – Chief George Choper of the SLC Fire Department announced Tuesday that authorities no longer consider arson to be the cause of a house fire that destroyed a famous pop-bottle collection.

“We have been unable to find any signs the fire was started purposely,” said Choper.

“I just want to know why it happened,” said Michael Dobbs, owner of the pop bottle collection. “I kept up with the maintenance on the house. If no one started the fire, what did?”