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Wildfires and Forensic Science

09 Jun

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Here in Southern California, we are not strangers to wild fires. Other parts of the world are similarly afflicted. Some are natural, from lightning for example, but all too often they are the result of arson.

Forensic wildfire investigators face a difficult problem when analyzing a potential arson scene since often most, if not all, of the evidence is consumed by the fire. But not always. They search for the point, or points, or origin and then apply their knowledge and skill to determine how the fire progressed. This can often lead to crucial evidence in uncovering who started the fire. And why.

Wildfire pattern

 

One response to “Wildfires and Forensic Science

  1. G. Miki Hayden

    June 9, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    It’s a terrible crime and they do an awesome job.

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