The battalion fire chief has released the scene as safe. The battalion chief indicates to you that the fire appeared to have started in the attached garage and the kitchen at about the same time. This indicates an arson fire. The garage is a painted concrete slab, and the kitchen has linoleum tiles. You must now start your scene investigation. You have a new partner, and you want to make sure that he knows what to consider in terms of accelerants.
Where do you think you should instruct your partner to look for evidence of accelerant use? Why?
What type of detection for accelerants would you use? Why?
What type of crime scene perimeter do you think would be best to establish? Why?
This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.A fire investigation includes a close surveillance of the damaged scene to determine the cause of the fire and the origin. According to Steck-Flynn (2013) establishing the origin of the fire is the first duty that a fire investigator should complete on arrival at the fire...