23/02/2013 - From my experience of living in Roma camps in Italy, the police investigation will probably determine that this recent fire in Giugliano in Campania, which killed two people, was started when everyone was asleep. The cause of the fire will be explained by a Gypsy falling asleep while smoking a cigarette or forgetting to put out a candle before going to sleep.
However, by the pathway or road next to the shanties you can usually smell the gasoline that was used to start the fire. This is a photo I took when our camp in Milano was burned down last April. I got out of my caravan just in time to see the fire spreading from the roadside to the barracks. The police investigation said the fire was caused by a candle someone had forgotten to put out in one of the central barracks.
Paul Polansky