Tag Archives: Fire Debris Analysis

The Arson Investigation Processes Explained

arson investigationThe majority of the audience of this blog will most likely already know the steps involved conducting an arson investigation, and some sections may seem like a no-brainer, but for those that are not familiar, here is a brief guide to the process. Some cases are pretty open and shut. The investigators arrive on the scene, take a quality sample, send in the sample for analysis, and results show there is some source of ignitable liquid present. Continue Reading

Kitchen Fires

fire debris analysisSource Matching & Potential Exposure

Materials involved in a fire such as plastics, resins, glues and wood produce a pattern of byproducts as they burn from the combination of fuel, material and heat. Just as gasoline can be identified, the smoke and soot source of a damaged area can be matched through the pattern analysis of aldehydes from fire debris. Continue Reading