Performance Testing of Commercial Containers for Collection and Storage of Fire Debris Evidence

  title={Performance Testing of Commercial Containers for Collection and Storage of Fire Debris Evidence},
  author={Mary R. Williams and Michael E. Sigman},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
ABSTRACT: Fire debris evidence may contain ignitable liquid residues valuable in the investigation of a potential arson scene. The ability to obtain evidence containers that are contaminant‐free and vapor‐tight is essential to the analysis and storage of fire debris evidence. Commercial containers such as metal “paint” cans, glass mason jars, and polymer bags are often employed as fire debris evidence containers. The purpose of this research was to determine which of these three types of… Expand
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