Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The fire was "definitely arson."

Fire Ruins LANL Bid Materials

By John Arnold
Journal Staff Writer
An arson destroyed documents and office equipment related to Lockheed Martin's failed bid to run Los Alamos National Laboratory, but fire investigators aren't releasing many details, citing the sensitive nature of an investigation into the blaze.
A moving trailer containing paper files, computers and other office equipment went up in flames in Albuquerque either late Jan. 21 or early Jan. 22, according to Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Wendy Owen. The trailer was parked at moving company Arpin of Albuquerque, 4525 Paseo Del Norte NE, Owen said.
"It did have materials and equipment related to our Los Alamos proposal," she said by phone Monday.


Albuquerque Fire Department spokesman Capt. Mike Paiz said investigators aren't releasing many details about the fire because they don't want to jeopardize the investigation. But he did confirm Monday that the fire was "definitely arson."
"They found evidence to support an accelerant used," he said.
A woman who answered the phone at Arpin of Albuquerque declined to comment.

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In New Jersey they call such a (un)fortunate fire "Jewish Lightning" in deference to the alternative of a going out of business sale.
In the insurance business this is sometimes called "Insureandburn". Recoup your losses by insuring them and then burning them up! Although, would mega corporation LockMart stoop to such low tactics to recover such a small amount of money? Who knows!
If Lockheed were going to do something like this.. they wouldnt have used an acelerant that was so easily found.

There is also another NJ name for these kinds of fires.. You forgot your protection money. [I wont use a dispersion towards people who might comprise a mob.]
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