The building itself, beyond slight damage caused by water from the hoses and sprinklers, was undamaged, and officials predicated that the room would be completely repaired in two or three days.
Although their first verdict as to the cause was a short circuit in the radio set, Hinckley himself doubted seriously that his apparatus had been responsible. He had used Underwriter's equipment, in the building of the set, he said, and he always made it a special point to check all switches before leaving the room. No open switches were visible I the smoking remains of the set.
Hinckley took his loss with good nature. "Well, that station's off the air," he said. "You can send my CRIMSON over to Brookline tomorrow."