Criminal investigation opens into fire aboard California dive boat: source

Criminal investigation opens into fire aboard California dive boat: sourceFederal authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the fire on a California dive boat that killed 34 people in one of the state’s worst maritime disasters, a law enforcement source said on Monday. “We are conducting a joint investigation. Agents from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Coast Guard and local sheriff’s deputies served search warrants at the offices of the boat’s owner and two other ships belonging to the company.

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