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(NW Florida Daily News)   You go real quick from being viewed as a victim to being viewed as a suspect if your house catches on fire two days in a row   (nwfdailynews.com) divider line 12
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2013-06-19 01:56:17 AM
This is near me, and in my cleaning lady's neighborhood.

The lady that owns the house probably murdered her husband in it 8 years ago - she was ostensibly exercising in the building out back when someone came in and shot him to death, then stole his car and dumped it two blocks away. She discovered the body about half an hour after he was murdered.

The yard sale she had the weekend before the first fire is a bit suspicious too. That the house was in foreclosure and fully insured is also quite the kicker.
 
2013-06-19 10:21:12 AM

feckingmorons: This is near me, and in my cleaning lady's neighborhood.

The lady that owns the house probably murdered her husband in it 8 years ago - she was ostensibly exercising in the building out back when someone came in and shot him to death, then stole his car and dumped it two blocks away. She discovered the body about half an hour after he was murdered.

The yard sale she had the weekend before the first fire is a bit suspicious too. That the house was in foreclosure and fully insured is also quite the kicker.


So she's either a genius or crazy.

Is there an equivalent of Munchausen's by proxy for property, instead of children?
 
2013-06-19 10:25:27 AM
ya think?
 
2013-06-19 10:29:39 AM
Maybe the homeowner is a really bad electrician?
 
2013-06-19 10:34:25 AM
It's not uncommon, I wouldn't think, for a large house fire to rekindle after a day or so.

That being said, yeah this sounds hinky.
 
2013-06-19 10:54:37 AM
Yeah, I knew a neighborhood house that started on fire, and then the next day the house next door was on fire because the fire had gotten into the attic and smoldered for a day. The fire department was really sorry they didn't notice that the house was on fire. So, basically a "Oops! My bad! Enjoy your water damage. We'll send a bill."
 
2013-06-19 10:58:28 AM

FrancoFile: feckingmorons: This is near me, and in my cleaning lady's neighborhood.

The lady that owns the house probably murdered her husband in it 8 years ago - she was ostensibly exercising in the building out back when someone came in and shot him to death, then stole his car and dumped it two blocks away. She discovered the body about half an hour after he was murdered.

The yard sale she had the weekend before the first fire is a bit suspicious too. That the house was in foreclosure and fully insured is also quite the kicker.

So she's either a genius or crazy.



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2013-06-19 12:51:17 PM
Um...

The home, which was built in 1926, was destroyed. Authorities initially said that fire was caused by electrical problems but said Saturday both fires were being investigated as arson.

Fire rescue officials returned to the home Saturday morning to put out a second fire on the upper portion of the house.


How'd the "destroyed" home have a second floor to catch fire?

I guess it's a non-standard usage of 'destroyed'. But, then, isn't it just likely that the fire department just missed a smoldering spot, and thus not suspicious at all?
 
2013-06-19 01:21:25 PM

fredklein: Um...

The home, which was built in 1926, was destroyed. Authorities initially said that fire was caused by electrical problems but said Saturday both fires were being investigated as arson.

Fire rescue officials returned to the home Saturday morning to put out a second fire on the upper portion of the house.


How'd the "destroyed" home have a second floor to catch fire?

I guess it's a non-standard usage of 'destroyed'. But, then, isn't it just likely that the fire department just missed a smoldering spot, and thus not suspicious at all?


Old balloon frame construction and a rekindling the next day? Certainly sounds like the "arson investigation" is a way to avoid saying "oops" until they've come up with a good excuse. The rule of thumb is that a fire can travel from the basement to the attic in one of those buildings within three minutes without the occupants even knowing about it. Sounds like someone was lazy during overhaul - though maybe that's just what the homeowner wants you to think.
 
2013-06-19 02:27:17 PM

fredklein: Um...

The home, which was built in 1926, was destroyed. Authorities initially said that fire was caused by electrical problems but said Saturday both fires were being investigated as arson.

Fire rescue officials returned to the home Saturday morning to put out a second fire on the upper portion of the house.


How'd the "destroyed" home have a second floor to catch fire?

I guess it's a non-standard usage of 'destroyed'. But, then, isn't it just likely that the fire department just missed a smoldering spot, and thus not suspicious at all?


The marine flare that wasn't there for the first fire was one of the clues.
 
2013-06-19 02:36:46 PM
Happens all the time.  Fire department gets to house and extinguishes fire, house is horrible damaged by repairable at great expense.  More than once I've seen the home catch on fire a second or 3rd time to finish off the home.

Once, after 1st fire, a large tire was placed in the middle of the living room and the home reignited.  Fire department called both fires accidental electrical on the official fire report.  Kinda farked both claims for the insurance company to prove intentional damage.

/me = adjuster.
 
2013-06-19 02:38:50 PM
The one that I got really curious about was this asshead who filed a claim for a bunch of jewelry and other valuables stolen from his shop, the same shop that burned down two weeks later.

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