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It is basically because there has to be proof on the cause and origin of the fire
And an investigator must generally work backwards to determine the intent and motive of the fire.
That means you need a very skilled fire marshal
Problems include no witnesses, no fingerprints.
The arsonist has fled the scene even before the flames begin.
So there are no witnesses. And soot covers fingerprints
So it is not only that an arson my be hard to detect, which in most cases, a skilled investigator can find it but getting a conviction because there needs to be a motive.
And unless there is some financial motive, such as insurance fraud, it is hard to find a suspect.
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