Published: June 3, 2008 at 7:26 AMSounds completely accidental. Also sounds like there were possibly embers in an area that the work crew couldn't see.
Published: June 3, 2008 at 8:46 AMAccidents do happen, but sadly, with this much property loss someone has to take the blame. The crew will be held accountable for it, and I'm sure they'll have a hard time getting work in the same field. It's not like they can omit that they worked at USH on their resumes.
This fire is definitely bad news, but at the very least, no one was killed or critically injured.
I'm not into Conspiracy Theories, but I've seen and heard people trying to claim that it's some big wig's idea of publicity to get more attendance while getting rid of old attractions. I think it's absurd.