Fire Prevention & Investigation

  • Foul Play Suspected In MD Fire

    Somerset County State's Attorney Logan Widdowson confirmed Monday that police are investigating whether the deaths are homicides.

    News • January 29th, 2003

  • Pontoon-Boat Fire Prompts Arson Reward

    The Clay County Sheriff's Office and the state Fire Marshal's Office has offered a reward for information that can solve a rash of suspicious fires in the Eagle Harbor community.

    News • January 29th, 2003

  • Fire Closes Leavenworth, MO High School

    The fire began when someone apparently set fire to a roll of toilet paper.

    News • January 28th, 2003

  • Man Pleads Innocent in Missouri Bonfire Blast

    A man accused of throwing a can of gasoline onto a bonfire, causing an explosion that burned several partygoers, has pleaded innocent to 14 counts of assault.

    News • January 28th, 2003

  • If You Are In The Fire Service You Are An Investigator Part III

    Many of the questions about fires could be more quickly answered or wasted time saved, if yesterday’s fires had been discussed with the crews that fought and investigated them.

    Article • January 27th, 2003

  • Presentation Skills for Firefighters - Part 1

    Whether you are a line firefighter, the department’s public educator or a chief of department, sooner or later you are going to have to make a presentation before an audience.

    Article • January 25th, 2003

  • Nighttime Photography

    In many urban areas, serious fires tend to occur between one and four in the morning. This means that it will be dark outside for many of the fires that we photograph.

    Article • January 25th, 2003

  • Detroit House Fire Leads Police To Arson Suspect

    A 21-year-old man is being held by Waterford police in suspicion of several ongoing arson investigations in the area.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Five Men Charged In Louisiana Cross Burning

    A federal indictment has charged five alleged Ku Klux Klan members with burning a cross in a Black family’s front yard in Longville, La.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Second Man Sentenced In Juneau Arson Fire

    A man convicted of burning down a Juneau self-storage building was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Franklin Uncooperative With Cops

    Aretha Franklin didn't cooperate with authorities investigating a fire that destroyed her $1.6-million mansion, according to a police report.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Arson Destroys 40 Acres In County

    A woods fire burned about 40 acres Wednesday afternoon in the Brickyard Bayou area of Moss Point-Escatawpa. "Several homes were in danger," said Fire Chief Earl Etheridge.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Ex-Fireman Pleads Guilty to New Mexico Fire

    A former firefighter pleaded guilty to starting a blaze in a national forest, and charges against him involving four other fires were dropped. The area had been plagued by arson in recent years.

    News • January 24th, 2003

  • Man Admits Setting 8 Fires

    Gilmour "Gib" Drummond, well-known as a career volunteer firefighter, pleaded guilty in Perth court to setting eight fires across the countryside.

    News • January 21st, 2003

  • Investigators Say Arson Was Cause Of Deadly Avilla Fire

    A rural house fire that killed a brother and sister over the weekend is believed to have been arson, an investigator said Monday.

    News • January 21st, 2003