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Burning bridge. (Photo: Jarod Bowen)

Many catastrophic fire scenes require complete replacement, as shown above. Other fire scenes require only simple repairs of the electrical overhead power line equipment, such as replacing a conductor to a transformer or reattaching an insulator to a pole that caused a “floater” line arcing against other lines. 

The above five-story high rail bridge fire scene, as long as three football fields, was preserved for many weeks until all interested parties were finally identified and afforded the opportunity to be present with us, have the scene properly documented prior to any alteration, and ensure all relevant evidence was preserved. 

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