Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Introduction

Success Story: Advancing the Forensic Analysis of Ignitable Liquid Fuel Fires

Success Story: Advancing the Forensic Analysis of Ignitable Liquid Fuel Fires

NIJ and JENSEN HUGHES

Report Date

February 2018

Impact

“Dr. Gottuk’s work has reduced the number of inaccurate arson determinations based on low burns and holes in the floor. It has even played a role in reversing some wrongful convictions based on the misconception that ignitable liquids burn holes in floors.” - John Lentini, CFI, D-ABC Scientific Fire Analysis, LLC