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2022 - Fire - Spotlights

Posted on: January 25, 2023

Fire Marshal’s Arson Dog Finds Accelerant at House Fire

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Galveston County Sheriff's Office Arson Investigators requested mutual aid from the League City Fire Marshal’s Office for Reggie, the department's arson detection dog. Reggie and his handler, Deputy Calderon, responded to a multiple mobile home unit fire in Santa Fe. Due to the amount of damage, finding a cause was very difficult. Reggie found where an accelerant had burned inside one of the destroyed units, giving fire marshals one lead on the cause of the fire. Reggie is the only arson canine in the area and is very good at his job. Pictured is Reggie sitting and staring at the location he detected accelerants. He will sit and stare until acknowledged by Deputy Calderon. This is what he is trained to do. He can detect multiple types of petrochemical products burned in a fire. He is also a fan favorite at local Fire Marshal public relations events.

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