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When There’s Smoke…

Hard economic times mean  more cases of arson. Indeed, the United States Fire Administration dedicated 2009’s Arson Awareness Week to  focusing on “arson for profit,” i.e., fires set by individuals seeking to cut down on financial loss, recoup investments, or get rid of depreci­ated assets, usually for a payout from insurance com­panies. Ever wonder how investigators tell an accidental fire from a for-profit venture?