Fire Dept Camera Info
Investigators used two cameras to take photos. This page shows only photos from the fire department’s camera for their investigation of the Meadows Carpet Fire.
Photos on this page are in chronological order, with times listed, which came from the “Date taken” metadata.
The numbers (marked with #) represent the numbered file names that the camera generated.
Photos of Sun, May 20, 2018
The fire alarm activated on Saturday night at 11:47pm (using the building’s surveillance system clock). Photos of that night were taken a few hours later.
White extinguishing powder is on the floor of the hallway. Ron used the extinguisher (shown in photos #0088 & #0090) to extinguish the already nearly-dead fire.
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Notice the white extinguishing powder on the door in photo #0094 (below) but that the extinguisher was not used inside the stairwell. The fire inside the stairwell fully extinguished itself, which didn’t take long. No one witnessed the fire through the stairwell’s window. The stairwell window was not blown out or damaged. A gasoline fire would have caused an explosion.
Lower Flight of Stairs
The Third Step
See page The Third Step for full explanation.
Ron’s Jug of Gasoline
Collection of Ron’s Clothing
Despite all absence of gasoline odor inside the building (and any report of such), or of fire behavior indicative of gasoline, Ron’s clothing of that night was collected by investigators, since his clothing smelled of gasoline.