Detecting arson: 10 telltale signs of arson

Arson in America is much more common than is reported by the U.S. government, Scripps News found in a yearlong national investigation.

Most acts of arson in America go unreported to the federal government, the investigation found.

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What are the telltale signs of arson? Click on the red "targets" below to see how arson investigators distinguish accidental fires from arson.

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