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Investigators are working to try to find a cause of the south side explosion, but what is the process? Certified Fire Investigator Chad Ford says investigators follow the scientific method, which is a systematic method of inquiry.
Ford says there are seven steps, with the first being recognizing the need. He says the second step is finding the problem, then investigators define the problem, which means finding the origin and cause of the explosion.
The third step is collecting data, looking over their observations, then they analzye the data. Data analyzing includes patterns, evidence collection and interviews with several people. Ford says investigators will perform reconstructions and then form hypotheses.
He says they then would test their different hypthoses and explain the data to determine how all the evidience fits to make their final decision.
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