- Associated Press - Thursday, December 25, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s state fire marshal says more work is needed to determine the cause of the fire that gutted a house owned by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain.

Ed Paulk says investigators from his office spent two days at the scene of the burned-out mansion owned by the one-time University of Alabama star.

But Paulk says it will likely be at least a week before authorities determine whether the blaze was accidental or deliberately set. Paulk says the structure was totally destroyed.

The brick mansion was on the market for $1.5 million when it burned Monday night on the shore at Lake Tuscaloosa.

Authorities have said the fire was suspicious because the house was unoccupied and so expensive. They also say a vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene.

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