State v. Jefferies, 243 N.C. App. 455 (Oct. 6, 2015)

In this burning of personal property case, the trial court did not err by allowing the State’s expert in fire investigation, a fire marshal, to testify that the fire had been intentionally set. The court noted that in State v. Hales, 344 N.C. 419, 424-25 (1996), the North Carolina Supreme Court held that with the proper foundation, a fire marshal may offer an expert opinion regarding whether a fire was intentionally set.