For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Rachel Flor (617) 514-1662;

Boston Fire Department officials have concluded their investigation of the April 15, 2013 fire at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and have determined that it was “unintentional.” According to the Boston Fire Department, the most likely cause was “careless disposal of smoking material.”

The JFK Library will remain closed until further notice while Library officials conduct a full test of the Library’s fire and security systems.

We are grateful to the Boston Fire and Police Departments for their quick and effective response to the fire on Monday, and their thorough investigation following the event.

April 16, 2013 Statement on Fire at the JFK Library