What Is An Arson Fire?

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What Is An Arson Fire?


Arson Fire Statistics

YEARS FIRES DEATHS LOSS IN

MILLIONS

1998 76,000 470 1,249

1999 72,000 370 1.281

2000 75,000 505 1,340

2001 45,500 330 1,013

2002 44,500 350 919

2003 37,500 305 629

2004 36,500 320 714

2005 31,500 315 664

2006 31,000 305 755


Three Things Needed to Start and

Sustain a fire:


Statistics Continued


Why Arson Fires?


Accelerants

One of the most common ways in which an

investigator can tell if the fire was purposely set is to

find the accelerants.

Gasoline, Kerosene, Turpentine and Diesel Fuel are the

four most commonly used types of accelerants.


What is PID?


PID Continued…


What is FID?


FID Continued…


What is GC?


Gas Chromatography

Continued…


Methodology


Methodology Continued…


1978 Arson Case


Conclusion

This project was done in the hopes of being able to

This project was done in the hopes of being able to

show others that forensic science is not all about lab

work, and dead bodies, but that there is more to it.


Bibliography


Acknowledgements

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THE WORLD IS CONSUMED BY

FIRE. ANY QUESTIONS?

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