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An unusual residential fire - Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

An unusual residential fire - Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Dr David Schudel reports on an unusual residential fire which was investigated during his time in the Cayman Islands.  This article has been published by the UK Association of Fire Investigators in their quarterly magazine 'Fire & Arson Investigator' (Vol 5 Issue 1, p7-12) and reproduced here with their kind permission.

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