Point Of Origin
A serial arsonist's terrifying six-year crime spree is juxtaposed with the increasingly desperate efforts of fire-department investigators to bring him to justice. The story is based on a true case involving a string of suspicious fires set along the coast of California from the late 1980s through early 1990s, which resulted in millions of dollars in property damage as well as the death of four people. A primary investigator in these serial arsons was Captain John Orr, a legendary figure in the Glendale Fire Department, who possessed an uncanny ability to pinpoint the origins of a fire, as well as the devices by which an arsonist may have carried out the crime. Working with his partner and protege, Keith Lang, Orr was instrumental in working up a profile of the perpetrator. The story, however, takes an unexpected turn when Orr is implicated in the case, leaving his shocked co-workers and family to ascertain his guilt or innocence.