Fire Inspectors Report from Greene County Court Fire February 20, 2015

SADAN News filed this request with the Snow Hill, Greene County North Carolina Fire Department of Greene County, NC.
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From: SADAN News


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

A. From the Feb 20, 2015 at 12:01 AM Feb 20, 2015 at 7:17 PM Investigation SNOW HILL, Greene County Courthouse fire led to staff evacuating the building before court convened in the matters of ex-parte 14CVD305 civil and criminal 14CRS50523 Judge Timothy Ivan Finan presiding. We request:

1. Provide copy of the onsite Snow Hill Fire Inspector's Investigative Initial Report, detail findings, and
2. Provide "any and all" hand written notes taken by inspector and\or those acting on behalf of inspector onsite at time fire;
3. Provide "any and all" inspectors or those acting on behalf taking "interior photos taken" of the clerk of the court main office; and
4. Provide "any and all" inspectors or those acting on behalf taken photos of the adjacent office "RECORDS ROOM"
5. Provide "any and all" inspectors or others acting on behalf taken photos of the "suspected' Underwriters Labs (UL) space heater alleged to be cause of the February 20, 2015 fire;
6. Provide "any and all" other 'INTERIOR PHOTOS' associated with the February 20, 2015 Greene County Clerk office fire; and
7. Provided "any and all' "inspectors and ATF" to and from emails from February 20, 2015 to December 8, 2020 and
8. Provide the Inspectors "FINAL FIRE REPORT" and FINAL INSURANCE INSPECTOR REPORT
//END

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

SADAN News

From: Snow Hill, Greene County North Carolina Fire Department

Please find the requested investigation report. If you need anything additional please let me know.

Brock Kearney
Director
Greene County Emergency Services
Office: (252) 747-2544 | Cell: (252) 714-0626

From: SADAN News

Greetings. This must be the 1st pass at providing "any and all" requested information, falling short of what we discussed with the fire and EMS party over the phone. For example there were more than 10 photos taken we were informed of being taken, which doesn't honor request for "all photos" taken, and those that may been "separately taken" by the "required" ATF official\inspector Special Agent assigned as matter of procedure considering this is a "government facility." This is per ATF Raleigh Special Agent, following-up from our direct inquiry. Here, we are informed the ATF person assigned may had come from Greenville. And where our specific Public Records Request asked for the ATF inspector or Special-Agent (SA) that worked with the County FD, and normally takes their own photos, conduct interviews etc...

Also, very specific to photos "we seek the actual" SPACE HEATER PHOTO, and owner of the heater, and model; and photos of surrounding clerk office shared space such as the 'Records Room" storing public-documents, videos, audios records. This is standard fire inspection assessment of any adjoining shared space that may be subjected to smoke-damage where "no fire" damaged material such as office chairs, ceiling tiles etc...susceptible to smoke damage.

Again, we were directly informed of more than approx 10+ photos, falling short herein this 1st pass response. Also, we call your attention to the Clerk of the Court "public news report" stating that 'COURT RECORDS WERE DESTROYED."

Please refer to the Public Records Request ITEMS 1-8.

We look forward to your honoring response with full records requested, along with ATF information.

From: Snow Hill, Greene County North Carolina Fire Department

To whom it may concern,

This is all the documentation I have related to the fire you are inquiring about. I'm not sure who you spoke with regarding the amount of photos that were taken, however I have provided all related information I have available. If you are looking for additional information from the ATF or NCSBI you will have to contact them directly and request records from them. If I can assist you in any additional way please let me know.

Brock Kearney
Director
Greene County Emergency Services
Office: (252) 747-2544 | Cell: (252) 714-0626

From: SADAN News

Greetings. This must be the 1st pass at providing "any and all" requested information, falling short of what we discussed with the fire and EMS party over the phone. For example there were more than 10 photos taken we were informed of being taken, which doesn't honor request for "all photos" taken, and those that may been "separately taken" by the "required" ATF official\inspector Special Agent assigned as matter of procedure considering this is a "government facility." This is per ATF Raleigh Special Agent, following-up from our direct inquiry. Here, we are informed the ATF person assigned may had come from Greenville. And where our specific Public Records Request asked for the ATF inspector or Special-Agent (SA) that worked with the County FD, and normally takes their own photos, conduct interviews etc...

Also, very specific to photos "we seek the actual" SPACE HEATER PHOTO, and owner of the heater, and model; and photos of surrounding clerk office shared space such as the 'Records Room" storing public-documents, videos, audios records. This is standard fire inspection assessment of any adjoining shared space that may be subjected to smoke-damage where "no fire" damaged material such as office chairs, ceiling tiles etc...susceptible to smoke damage.

Again, we were directly informed of more than approx 10+ photos, falling short herein this 1st pass response. Also, we call your attention to the Clerk of the Court "public news report" stating that 'COURT RECORDS WERE DESTROYED." See attached EXHIBIT__: District Court resumes. ---- Pay special-attention to the county Clerk of Courts statement "quoting" statement for the local news article: "According to the Clerk of Courts, they are required by law to stay open for filings and process paperwork for court. She says there were some files lost in the fire, but they do have it backed up onto computers." unquote. And, the judge reporting to news as well quoting: "Superior Judge Paul Jones says a lot of court records were lost in the fire, but they have computerized copies which will have to be reproduced."

What the above suggests is that the fire extended to other room, other than what the Fire Inspector Report represents, as well as the missing photos of those areas.

Please refer to the Public Records Request ITEMS 1-8.

We look forward to your honoring and expedited response with "any and all" full records requested, along with ATF Special-Agent reports, contacts and any and all information applicable within the next (5) five days since we were informed available.

Thanks

SADAN News, and Citizens in Public Trust

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