November 17, 2015 | View as webpage

How a 3D laser scanner helped to solve Oregon's 36 Pit Fire mystery


FireRescue1 BrandFocus Staff
On September 13, 2014, one of the largest forest fires in Oregon’s history raged across 5,521 acres just east of Portland. But amid the fire and smoke, an unlikely new tool was helping firefighters determine the cause of the fire, and in the process helped the department deal with the media, and clear the person suspected of intentionally starting the fire.
In this article, you'll learn how the 3D laser scanner:
Helped investigators map the fire quickly and safely
Outperformed traditional investigative tools
Aided in media relations


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