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date: 05 December 2019

accelerant 

Source:
A Dictionary of Forensic Science
Author(s):

Suzanne Bell

The flammable material that is used to accelerate the propagation of an intentionally set fire. Accelerants can be solids, liquids, or gases, with petrol (gasoline) being the most commonly used. Solid accelerants include paper, fireworks, road flares, and black powder. Butane (cigarette lighter fuel), propane, and natural gas are examples of gaseous accelerants, which do not leave any chemical residue at a fire scene.... ...

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