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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 10:36 AM

Kansas fire marshal raises alarm after six death investigations fall through cracks

The Kansas fire marshal proposed reform of state law Thursday after identifying six fatalities from fires or explosions in the past year that werenít thoroughly investigated.

Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen said a majority of the incidents were in smaller communities with volunteer fire departments. Other cases emerged in cities with full-time fire crews or involved law enforcement agencies of all sizes, he said.

The six examples shared with a Kansas Senate committee included fires in which local authorities didnít fully review evidence or didnít investigate at all. In one instance, a death was subsequently revealed to be a homicide.

ďTheyíre sort of falling through the cracks,Ē Jorgensen said. ďWe need to make sure itís getting done and we donít miss these.Ē

Read more: https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190307/kansas-fire-marshal-raises-alarm-after-six-death-investigations-fall-through-cracks

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 10:43 AM

1. Back to Kansas again, huh? Not the Wizard of Oz.

No offense to the DUers from Kansas, but itís been a while since any good news has come out of Kansas. But then, Iím from WI., so I guess I best STFU.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 10:47 AM

2. If I can stay awake I might get to Nebraska this morning.

I have a couple baskets of laundry that are in the washer currently.

BTW, Kansas has a Democratic governor and a Democratic member in the House now so let's give them credit for restoring some sanity.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 11:11 AM

3. What's the matter with Kansas?

Oh yeah, they cut everybody's taxes. Now they have no money for fire investigations.

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