Not starting conspiracies here but this doesn't look like an accident.
Well the fire did start near the scaffolding so it could be building related. Of course it could be the renovations allowed an non accident fire to be started.
There have been a lot of cases where buildings have had fires while being renovated or having building work, it's very common. The most recent example being Glasgow School of Art where it caught on fire while being repaired from the first fire. York Minster, The Cutty Sark are two other notable examples. The big hotel fire in Exeter a couple of years ago and another in Cornwall a few years before that were caused by building work too.
There's a lot of things that can cause a fire on a building site or act as accelerants- hot tools, temporary electrics or lighting, chemicals etc often lots of unprotected wood waiting to be fitted
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