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Video shows man inside Squealing Pig at start of fire, all its windows and door smashed

WFXT talks to a person who happened to be walking by the Squealing Pig on Smith Street around midnight and spotted a man inside, with the fire just starting.

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So the first post of the original article called it, collect your winnings in kudos.

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Which is why we don't let North End do outdoor dining

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n/t

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Tell that to them

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Does the bot need to be refreshed? Or better yet, taken out and thrown down a pit

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Is the gfy person real? Or are they a bot or somehow using AI to generate comments that appear that they are not coming from a human?

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Nothing fancy, he’s just a troll who’s running low on material.

Adam had previously banned him under the handle “Refugee” or something similar - can’t say why he won’t ban the new account.

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Not only is this guy an arsonist, it looks like he has past experience in setting fires. Would a random person know that you get a bigger, faster blaze with enhanced ventilation?

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Does that mean you're an experienced arsonist?

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I've had Air-Base Ground Defense training at Camp Bullis in Texas. I'm conversant in the realm of combustible materials.

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This is not the esoteric knowledge you seen to think it is.

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n/t

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I also saw it on "Kojack" and "Law and Order". :)

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Who did a bit of internet searching probably would. Might be part of how he/she eventually gets caught/convicted if investigators get access to their computer(s).

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Anyone who ever had to watch a fire safety video, plus anyone who learned how to start a fire while camping and blew on it, or has a fireplace at home and needs to open the flue? Or potentially anyone who saw or read about a forest fire becoming severe only after the wind picked up? Also all us old folks who saw Backdraft in the theatres :)

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Most local FDs have access to a training trailer that they take to end of season soccer celebrations and town day and elementary schools and the like. My kids and their peers were drilled on stuff like "close doors as you leave" for evacuating from a fire situation. They use the trailer thing to help kids rehearse these behaviors.

Then there are those of us who have worked in laboratories - which would be a lot of people around here. Most people working with or around hazardous materials are trained in preventing the spread of fire.

You got your training in the military, but this isn't a rare sort of thing to be trained on.

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Straight to jail. No trial.

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feel for all the employees out of work now....

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What an a-hole.

Can't wait for a Sweetgreen or Tatte to take over the space to add insult to injury.

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They were already working on plans to put housing on top... I suspect now that the building has been torched those plans will shift to total new construction, so it's gonna be a while before there's a retail space to take over.

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That was such a lovely portrait of him.
I hope they get whomever did this so they never do it again. Needless…

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But it's arson. But one question: Why do it at a time, especially summer, where the odds someone would notice, whip out their phone? Not only that, but cams are everywhere in 2024. It's impossible this person was not caught on cam.

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Yeah, this is why I revised my opinion from insurance fraud arson to dumb person with a grudge arson.

This seems like a decision driven more by passion than planning.

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It could be both - they hired a guy who looked like the guy who someone somewhere claimed said he was going to torch the place, and used having aggrieved workers as a cover for hiring someone to do the deed in a way that implicated a grudge.

Hiring the space alien to shapeshift into the aggrieved worker's skin was genius!

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-I lost my restaurant to a fire.
-Oh, I lost my first restaurant to a fire. I lost my second restaurant to a flood.
-Wow. Bad luck! How do you start a flood, though?

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