Piezoelectric Fire in Brisbane, Australia
by Sky News
August 28, 2011
It could be months before the cause of Queensland's worst fire in a decade is revealed, the police commissioner says.
Commissioner Bob Atkinson says while forensic police will finish their work at the burnt-out house at Slacks Creek, south of Brisbane, in 'the very near future', the exact cause of the fire that killed 11 people is still unknown.
'I'm not aware that the cause has been definitely established but even if we were (aware) the proper process is that we would not disclose the cause,' he told reporters in Brisbane on Sunday.
The State Coroner will determine the cause and his investigation could take months, he said.
'It's such a horrific thing... apparently the worst house fire fatality anywhere in Australian history, so I would think this will take months and months to finalise the investigation,' Mr Atkinson said.
Police have already ruled out foul play and believe Wednesday's blaze, the state's worst since the Childers backpacker blaze in 2000, started in a downstairs office.
Mr Atkinson said to his knowledge none of the 11 bodies had been formally identified.
'That is a very difficult task and generally speaking that could involve dental examination and/or DNA (analysis),' he said.
'We're extremely grateful to the family and the broader Pacific Island community for their understanding of the processes that we have to go through.
'But it is absolutely essential that before a body is released for a service that we have the identification of that person correct.'
Forensic police are expected to finish at the house on Monday.
About 30 family members and supporters, mostly Tongan and Samoan locals, are keeping a vigil outside the house.
Relative Lopeti Robert says it will be cold comfort to know what started the blaze that killed his cousin, 57-year-old matriarch Fusi Kalau Taufa, and 10 others.
'You can't bring back anybody knowing the reason, but it helps,' he told AAP.
Mourners will continue to stay at the site until the bodies of the dead are buried, he said.
'Where else can we go? We can't stay at home, we can just come here,' he said.
Family are waiting for police to identify and return remains before they can hold a funeral.
The blaze tore through the house in the early hours of Wednesday morning killing three women, including Fusi Kalau Taufa's sister Teukisia Lale, 42, and Fusi's daughter Annamaria Taufa, 23.
It also killed eight children. They were Teukisia's five children - Jerry, 18, Paul, 17, Lafoa'i, 14, Sela, 10, and Richie eight - Annamaria's daughters - Lahaina, seven, and Kalahnie, three - and Fusi's other granddaughter Ardelle Lee, 16.
Only three men survived the blaze - Fusi's husband Tau Taufa, 66, Teukisia's husband Jeremiah Lale, 50, and Annamaria's partner Misi Matauina, 22.
These unusual fires are being caused all over the world by an unrecognized force: ultra-low frequency sound, far below the audible level of most humans. This infrasonic influence is building strong electrical currents in the metal objects like wheel-barrows, door-knockers and copper electrical wiring in the walls of homes, which then become hot enough to ignite the plastic sheathing surrounding the wires. In other cases, heated wires ignite bed mattresses and metal hangers ignite clothing.
The infrasound which is now being focused onto the Brisbane, Australia vicinity is being transduced by the Orion pyramids of present-day Giza, Egypt, which act as a nonlinear lensing system for resonantly balancing the geomagnetic fields of Earth as stimulated by coronal mass ejections from the increasingly active sun.
Brisbane, Australia (27.47°S 153.02°E) is 8,952 miles from Giza, or 36.0% of the Earth's mean circumference distance (of 24,892 miles). Other related infrasound resonance events have been reported in other parts of Australia, including Rockhampton, Adelaide, Eaglehawk and Sydney,.
The cases have become so severe that spontaneous combustion of objects by piezoelectric induction has been recurring in spates - in areas such as Tenerife, Babura, Abuja, Bauchi, Jos, Omukondo, Onakaheke, Tsholotsho, Lalapansi, Goodhope, Mapuve, Bodibe, Bloemfontein, Hopewell, Landovica, Longford, Dublin, Hull, Egham, Wisbech, Glasgow, Messina, Peschici, Berici, across northern Greece, Ratria, Kakori, Mumbai, Kolkata, Charajpura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kishtwar, Rangrik, Kota Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Santo Tomas, Georgetown, La Pampa, Melipilla, Nelson and in the US in Seattle, Soudan SP, Minneapolis, New Ulm, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Anderson, San Mateo, Vallejo, San Francisco, Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara, Clovis, Calaveras, Haverhill, Homosassa, Peabody, Brentwood and New York City.