The police closed its investigation of a fire at an Uijeongbu apartment and charged 15 persons including the person who, unintentionally, started the fire. On the 26th, the Uijeongbu fire investigation team released a report on their findings through the press saying, that it would send the case to the prosecutor with the intent to prosecute.
Cause of the fire? Fire started near motorcycle key box
The investigation team performed a joint criminal investigation with the National Forensic Service (NFS) to uncover the origin and cause of the fire, asked the NFS to analyze Mr. K’s (52, Male) four-wheel motorcycle, which had been parked in the parking lot of Daebong Green Apartment building and ignited on fire. The NFS said that it’s estimated that the fire started near the motorcycle key box after examining ‘char patterns’ at the scene and CCTV footage as well as carrying out a simulation test.
From the CCTV footage, the team obtained at the scene of the fire, it showed Mr. K applying heat to the key box to remove a key and the fire starting from his motorcycle. They showed the footage to Mr. K and he acknowledged that he applied heat to the key box with a lighter and the fire occurred due to his carelessness. The investigation team booked him on charges of suspicion of negligence in a fire and negligence resulting in injury and death.
Reporter Lee Seul [firstname.lastname@example.org]