By Cheryl Joy D. Dean
after the July 26, 2007 fire that razed the Court of Appeals’
Main Building, “rumors” or “intriguing”
speculations spread like “wildfire” as to how and why the
fire started. Well, as they say, that’s human nature.
according to the Final Investigation Report issued by the Inter
Agency Anti-Arson Task Force, the fire probably started from sparks
that came from a loose energized electrical wiring connection of a
fluorescent lamp which hangs directly above the desk of Justice
Edgardo F. Sundiam. Thus, the sparks or arcs coming from said lamp
ignited combustible materials below. The fire even grew bigger as
droppings (burning pieces) landed on top of the wooden desk of
finding is based on Sworn Statements of several witnesses, Fire
Safety Inspection Certificate, and NBI Forensic Laboratory and
the Final Investigation Report will douse off speculations as to what
caused the fire.