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Fire Expert Testifies Regarding Fire Ignition

A fire expert testified in the case against Billi Jo Smallwood who was found guilty of setting a fire that claimed the lives of her two children. The expert questioned Smallwood’s description of the fire saying the blue flames she saw would only be evident when the fire was ignited.

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Fire Expert On Global Fires

Fire expert Max Moritz, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management professor published a report on global fire risks in June. Moritz described factors which have contributed to extensive fires in 2012, including below average snowfall and pine beetles that kill trees and make them excellent fuel.

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Fire Expert Instrumental In Release Of Innocent Man

A fire expert analyzed evidence in the 1984 arson case against James Kluppelberg which resulted in the convicted man’s release. The expert reported that new technology has changed how fire indicators are examined since the 1984 blaze that killed six.

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Fire Expert On Use of Accelerant In Deadly House Fire

Fire expert Rodrick Stewart testified in the murder trial of Danai Muhammadi, Farhad Mahmud and Emma Smith regarding the fire that killed Melissa Crook, her 15-month-old son, and father. The expert found evidence of gasoline near the stairs and described how the accelerant was sprayed to start the fire.

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Fire Expert & DC Metro Bus Fires

A fire expert has been hired to investigate two fires on Washington (DC) Metropolitan Area Transit Authority buses in the past week. No injuries were reported and 94 buses have been taken out of service.

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Fire Expert On Tragic Blaze

Fire Expert On Tragic Blaze

Fire expert John J. Lentini testified in defense of Daniel Dougherty who has served 12 years in the death of his two sons. Defense lawyers contend the 1985 lethal blaze was not arson but a tragic accident and are asking for a new trial. Lentini believes the fire expert analyzed the data incorrectly in 2000.

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Fire Expert On Minnesota Winter Fires

Fire Expert On Minnesota Winter Fires

Peat fire expert Brian Pisarek, the Department of Natural Resources Northeast Region program forester, says it’s unusual to be battling a peat fire at this time of year. Northwestern Minnesota has had several wild fires and they are hard to fight in the winter.

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Mechanical Engineering Expert Testifies In Arson Case

Mechanical Engineering Expert Testifies In Arson Case

Mechanical engineering expert Mike Zazula testified in the case against Thomas S. Gervasi, a former Scranton, PA, firefighter accused of starting a fire that burned a garage and a multi-unit residence.

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Fire Origin Experts Testify In John Deere Case

Fire Origin Experts Testify In John Deere Case

In WAUSAU-STETTIN MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. DEERE AND COMPANY (Wisconsin Ct. of Appeals District 3), Wausau’s insured suffered a fire to a pole barn containing tractors and farm implements. Wausau retained Peter Dahl and Matthew Dubbin to serve as expert witnesses regarding the origin and cause of the fire.

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Fire Cause Expert Witness Testifies On Fatal Fire

Fire Cause Expert Witness Testifies On Fatal Fire

Trace Lawless, a fire investigator for the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office, told a Hillsboro jury that he determined the March 7 fire that killed Thomas, 4, and Steven Coonrod, 3, was caused by “an intentional human act” and that accelerant was used by the individual who set the fire.  The boys’ father, Wesley Coonrod, […]

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