S-3.4 - Fire Safety Act

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81. It is the function of the fire investigation commissioner, subject to the power vested in the coroner by section 82, to determine the point of origin, probable causes and circumstances of a fire and to examine any causes and circumstances having a connection with other fires and, where appropriate, to make any recommendation aimed at ensuring better protection of persons and property against fires.
The fire investigation commissioner shall first conduct an investigation in accordance with Division IV of this chapter and, if the conditions described in Division V exist, the commissioner shall then hold an inquiry.
In no case may the fire investigation commissioner draw any conclusion as to civil or criminal liability.
2000, c. 20, s. 81.