On 15 December 2016, Thursday, at about 1400 hours, there was an incident involving a transformer/ switchgear located in the premises of a golf resort in Johor. The witness/ technician of the golf resort stated that he heard an ‘explosion’ like sound while he was waiting for a meeting with the General Manager at the clubhouse nearby.
In a morning, a fire was reported to have occurred at one (1) of the production and storage building in the premises of a timber plant in Jakarta, Indonesia. The incident was discovered by one (1) of the maintenance staff who saw smoke emanating from within the building via the ventilation holes on the wall.
Persistence of ignitable liquid residues at fire scenes can challenge the most experienced fire investigator. The recovery of Ignitable liquid residue requires knowledge, experience, skill and a certain amount of luck. John has recently presented a paper titled “Fire Debris Collection for Instrumental Analysis” at “The Evidence Conference”, delivered in Washington DC and this article aims to provide a summary of his paper.