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Witness statement date:
November 4, 2010

Witness statement name:
Trudi Aieter, Age 34, Resident

Witness statement:
I had a feeling it was a bad idea to hire a guy I found on a web classified ad to finish the basement but his price was so much cheaper, so we took a chance. We were using a pretty big space heater down there, which was plugged into an ordinary household extension cord because there wasn’t a plug close by. The fire started in the pile of laundry that was sitting on top of the extension cord. Now our insurance company is asking for the copy of the Electrical Inspection Certificate but the guy who renovated the basement didn’t give us one and he won’t return our calls.

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