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.
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