House fire, Andrews, NC, my neighbor. Was this arson?


Picture of the scene from my backyard.

Cops and fire engines – and chainsaws to cut entrance ways into the burning house – everywhere. Sirens wailing all around with the grunting of the fire engines…

There are a lot of motives to burn down that particular house, none of them good enough for any arsonist if it was arson. This was what was alleged to be a puppy farm in the gossip around the neighborhood. Hopefully, no live dogs were inside, and no human beings, whether dead or alive.

If it was arson, there is someone who is totally, insanely, out of control, who is a danger to him/herself and others.

Arson is a felony offense not only because it is an act of aggression destroying property, but because it endangers peoples lives. Things have been repeatedly exploding in that house as it burns, before and after the chainsaws were running. Firemen and law enforcement can be gravely injured or even die in trying to control a fire in a crowded neighborhood. Smoke from such fires can be extremely toxic. Formaldehyde laden wood, asbestos, plastics… And other houses are put in danger.

I have to wonder if there is a maniac idiot on the loose wanting to burn down a house just for the excitement of it all, you know, the power it gives to oneself to throw people into confusion. Of course, it could just be fluffy, nice rats chewing through wires, not knowing the damage they are doing, just enjoying being fluffy and nice.

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