August 01 2014
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Student Emily Hazell and KBC's employee Dr David Schudel have had their work published in the July 2014 issue of IAAI's Fire & Arson Investigator Journal. You can read it here.
The idea that a flaming fire can ensue from a lit cigarette in 5 minutes was reported almost 30 years ago, yet the opinion that a lit, discarded cigarette produces flames only after an extended period of time (such as 20 minutes or more) continues to appear in our casework. This paper services to refresh the readers about this issue using both a review of existing work and the inclusion of some additional testing on hand-rolled and RIP/FSC cigarettes.