This story says there have been about 200 cases worldwide of spontaneous human combustion. All the research done on the subject however suggests that there is no such thing and it is simply body fat burning which was usually ignited by an ignition source such as smokers material or a heating or cooking appliance.
Wire harnesses on 2013 model Challengers equipped with V6 engines could overheat from a short circuit and cause a fire. Chrysler is telling customers to stop driving their cars and not to park them "in or near any structures." Chrysler said it was aware of seven related incidents in which the wires overheated.
Authorities in Texas and other states are beginning to re-examine old cases where defendants were sent to prison for setting fires based on expert testimony about burn patterns and charring that today is considered suspect.Nine years ago Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham for killing his three children in a fire but many experts believe this was a wrongful conviction.
At least four aerials and six engines were incorrectly listed in a spreadsheet fire officials provided to D.C. Council’s public safety committee. The firefighters union uncovered the discrepancies by checking serial numbers and conducting a station-by-station inventory.