Rapid oxidation process with the evolution of heat and light
Fire
Sudden conversion of potential energy into kinetic energy with production andr elease of gases under pressure
Explosion
The temperature at which a liquid gives off sufficient vapors to form an ignitable mixture at it’s surface
Flash Point
The temperature at which a liquid produces vapors that will sustain combustion
Fire Point
The transfer of heat through direct contact
Conduction
The transfer of heat by a circulating medium, usually air or liquid
Convection
Radiated heat moving in invisible waves and rising much the same as sunlight or x-rays
Radiation
Type of explosive ignition
Back Draft
How the area of origins is identified
Fire Patterns
The intentional or negligent destruction or alteration of evidence
Spoliation
A substance used to aid the spread of fire.
Accelerant