It is not unusual for a vehicle to be the subject of a fire origin & cause investigation. Vehicles have a multitude of various mechanical and electrical systems that make it difficult to determine in the field how a fire progressed through the affected vehicle. Additionally, they typically have a number of different combustible plastics, rubbers and other items invariably near a large fuel source. Gasoline is obviously very flammable, and there are many possible ignition sources, such as electrical devices, hot exhaust systems and car batteries. We provide fire origin & cause investigations for all types of vehicles.
Passenger cars and vehicles we can evaluate:
- Ordinary passenger cars
- Standard and large vans
- Minibus and commercial buses
- Semi-truck tractors & trailers
- Pickup trucks
Other types of vehicles we can evaluate:
- Electric bicycles
- Electric scooters
- All-terrain vehicles (ATV)
- Boats and other watercraft
Vehicle fires are complicated by the varied materials, fuels and electrical systems. All these factors require an expert that is aware of not only the functions of the vehicle, but the operation and maintenance requirements. We have the experience on a wide variety of vehicles to solve the problem of what has failed and why. Over more than 25 years evaluating everything from refrigerated semi-trailers to electric bicycles, we have the experience needed to provide conclusive results when you need to know what has happened.
Depending on the scope of work, we can:
- Investigate the equipment fire and find the origin and cause
- Retain the equipment or affected parts and components
- Conduct a destructive examination to pin-point the specific root cause
- Provide litigation support
Our evaluations are thorough, containing photos and diagrams detailing origin and cause of the fire. We provide you a report that is both easy to read, yet sufficiently technical to provide clarity. Engineering Specialists, Inc. knows how to quickly get to your affected heavy equipment or machinery and find you the facts you need surrounding the fire incident to determine how to proceed.
Reports as quickly as you need them:
- Quick short-form verbal report
- Written report with documentation