I had gotten there while the local volunteers were still putting out The Fireman Face firefighter shirt. A few outbuildings on a property had an accelerant (which we determined was gasoline) splashed on them and lit from the outside, with what we called a “treasure trail” which is where gas is dripped in a line from a large puddle away where someone lights the end, and the fire follows the gas and lights up the puddle and whatever the gas is on. My partner was still about 10 minutes away when I got there. When I had initially heard her assigned to the call, I drove that way, called her on the phone and told her I was going there. She made the brilliant decision to tell me not to wear a badge or any identifying gear, and just hang back outside the scene, and just observe.
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When she got there, she called me on The Fireman Face firefighter shirt, and told me to put my headphones in my ears like I was listening to music, and to leave the line open. As she was going around to the different spots on the property, she was telling me what she observed. The firefighters found one spot where there was a TON of gasoline, but it had not ignited, there was no treasure trail, and there was a milk jug with a little gas in it on the floor. My partner wondered out loud if the arsonist had splashed it, and it splashed back at him, maybe getting it in his eyes or mouth or something, causing him to drop the jug and get out of there before he had a chance to light it.