That's right, something not of this world. Now, they don't go so far as to blame little green men, but they do say that the fires were "caused by high power electro-magnetic emissions which were not man made and reached a power of between 12 and 15 gigawatts." Coupled that with the report of "burnt imprints which have not been explained [that] were found in a field" nearby, and well...Aliens it is!
There do appear to be some curious events going on. One scientist was interviewed after he saw an unplugged electrical cable burst into flames.
What's another option the Department is examining? "Testing of top secret weapons by an unknown power which are also capable of producing an enormous amount of energy."
What's the law angle here? I'm just curious as to the lawsuit possibilities — there should be some good ones out of this. It's like suing the Devil — how do you serve a UFO? And can you sue the feds for not protecting your TV dinner from "premature cooking" via UFO death ray beams? Will there be a new defense — not "act of God" but "act of Arcturians"?