The Real Deal Miami

Home arsons up around US 

July 03, 2008 10:00AM

As foreclosures increase around the U.S., so are home arsons. “Home arsons follow foreclosure trends, with a lag,” Coalition Against Insurance Fraud spokesman James Quiggle told Bloomberg, noting that arsons rose in the early 90s following the housing slump then. “We’re facing a potential spike in arson like we’ve never seen before.” Firefighters say that abandoned home fires are especially dangerous because the firefighters don’t know what to expect.