Fatal fire investigation: the evidence

Our final year BSc (Hons) Forensic Science students observe a controlled fire and explosive investigation at Glyntaff, on our Pontypridd Campus.


The firebox is set up as a student bedroom, complete with furniture and fixtures, prior to the ignition of the fire in the container. The students experience a live case that draws upon the theory in their lectures and their practical experimentations, providing an opportunity to undertake an investigation themselves.


Thanks to John and Julie from JC Fire, and Andrew Sargent and Matt Jones from South Wales Fire and Rescue.