Vehicle Fire Investigation

Vehicle Fire investigations require highly technical expertise in vehicle operating systems, including gasoline engines, diesel engines, batteries, electric motors, hydraulics, and pneumatics. With multiple moving systems operating within the tightly-packed confines of a ‘metal container’, vehicle fire investigations can be uniquely complex. Most vehicles operate in harsh environments and operating conditions (road salt, wood chips, crops, agricultural chaff, etc.) that can lead to unforeseen, fire-causing failures. User neglect (i.e., poor maintenance) can further complicate the operational limitations of a vehicle, contributing to the initiation of a fire. At Roar, our engineers are Certified Vehicle Fire Investigators (CVFI) who have extensive experience investigating the diverse field of motor vehicles and motorized equipment. Our investigations comply with NFPA 921, “Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations”.

  • Passenger cars and trucks (gas, diesel, and electric)
  • Commercial vehicles (i.e., tractor trailers, buses, coaches, dump trucks)
  • Industrial equipment (i.e., forklifts, cranes, lifts)
  • Agricultural harvesting equipment (i.e., combines, harvesters, tractors, bailers)
  • Mining equipment (i.e., haul trucks, loaders, utility vehicles)
  • Sports and recreational equipment (i.e., all terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, dirt bikes, motorcycles, RVs)
  • Marine vessels (i.e., boats, sea-doos, yachts)
  • Emergency vehicles (ambulance, police vehicles, fire trucks)
  • Yard Equipment (i.e., tractors, lawn-tractors, lawnmowers)
  • Electrical, fuel, lubricant, exhaust, and brake system failures/leaks
  • Analytical/material testing of collected substances and evidence