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2nd Jul '16 12:56:35 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/YoungSherlockHolmes'': In ''Death Cloud'', Clem burns down the warehouse (at the Baron's orders) to ensure they have not accidentally left any evidence behind. Unfortunately, Sherlock is hiding in the warehouse at the time.
23rd Jun '16 3:28:50 PM eroock
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A SubTrope of RevealingCoverup. Also compare its sister tropes GasLeakCoverup and KillItWithFire.

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A SubTrope of DestroyTheEvidence and RevealingCoverup. Also compare its sister tropes GasLeakCoverup and KillItWithFire.
15th Jun '16 11:39:12 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/{{Parker}}'': George Uhl does this in ''The Sour Lemon Score'' after he murders his two co-conspirators: burning down the farmhouse where the murders took place. He knocks the teeth out of the corpses before setting the fire to make identification of the bodies almost impossible.
13th Jun '16 10:27:53 AM Kakai
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* ''Film/WarCraft2016'': Medivh burns down all of Khadgar's research on the Portal and frames it as "it's dangerous for you to investigate this!", while in fact he tries to cover up [[spoiler:his involvement in bringing the orcs to Azeroth. He misses the page Khadgar had hidden in his cloak, though, implicating himself.]]
4th May '16 12:33:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* The criminal of the second book in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' is actually trying to destroy evidence that he extorted money. To make it look less suspect, he burns several other building before going for the one he wants.

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* The criminal of the second book in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' is actually trying to destroy evidence that he extorted money. To make it look less suspect, he burns several other building before going for the one he wants.
16th Apr '16 7:03:43 PM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': This is what the killer appears to have been attempting in "The Brewer's Daughter". [[spoiler:In reality, it was the reverse. The killer set the fire in such a way as to make it obvious it was arson as part of an elaborate frame-up.]]
9th Apr '16 3:47:18 AM ACW
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* ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy''. Quinn Dexter and his devotees do something nasty to a family, then shoot each though the eye with a beam weapon and burn down the house. When the other colonists discover what a CompleteMonster Quinn is, they wonder [[NothingIsScarier what was done to the family that they had to burn the bodies afterwards?]]

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* ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy''. Quinn Dexter and his devotees do something nasty to a family, then shoot each though the eye with a beam weapon and burn down the house. When the other colonists discover what a CompleteMonster bastard Quinn is, they wonder [[NothingIsScarier what was done to the family that they had to burn the bodies afterwards?]]
8th Apr '16 9:39:58 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Flyaway'' by Desmond Bagley. Our hero is giving TheSummation to the BigBad, who at one point throws a piece of evidence in the fire. The hero points out that it's a photocopy. "Plenty more where that came from."
4th Apr '16 5:46:43 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy''. Quinn Dexter and his devotees do something nasty to a family, then shoot each though the eye with a beam weapon and burn down the house. When the other colonists discover what a CompleteMonster Quinn is, they wonder [[NothingIsScarier what was done to the family that they had to burn the bodies afterwards?]]

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* ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy''. Quinn Dexter and his devotees do something nasty to a family, then shoot each though the eye with a beam weapon and burn down the house. house. When the other colonists discover what a CompleteMonster Quinn is, they wonder [[NothingIsScarier what was done to the family that they had to burn the bodies afterwards?]]



* The Ronan Point disaster in London (see Real Life) was parodied and satirised in the Architect sketch on ''Series/MontyPython''. An architect demonstrates a manifestly unsafe apartment block that catches fire, collapses, and then explodes - and that's only the ''model''. Instead of being thrown out of the room, the board committee ascertain the Architect is a fellow Freemason, and whole-heartedly endorse his design as "being good enough for the tenants".

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* The Ronan Point disaster in London (see Real Life) was parodied and satirised in the Architect sketch on ''Series/MontyPython''. An architect demonstrates a manifestly unsafe apartment block that catches fire, collapses, and then explodes - and that's only the ''model''. Instead of being thrown out of the room, the board committee ascertain the Architect is a fellow Freemason, and whole-heartedly endorse his design as "being good enough for the tenants".
4th Apr '16 5:44:16 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy''. Quinn Dexter and his devotees do something nasty to a family, then shoot each though the eye with a beam weapon and burn down the house. When the other colonists discover what a CompleteMonster Quinn is, they wonder [[NothingIsScarier what was done to the family that they had to burn the bodies afterwards?]]
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