Vehicle Fires

Vehicle fires, which include cars, trucks, RVs, agricultural tractors, industrial mobile equipment, etc., can be incredibly difficult to investigate. The combination of flammable materials, combustible fuels, complex moving parts, and sophisticated electronics systems contained within a relatively compact package can create the ideal environment for fire. When vehicles ignite, unless promptly extinguished, they often burn extensively, leaving relatively few clues regarding the origin and cause.

Expertise in Fire Investigations & Automotive Systems

In most vehicle fires, the value of the loss amounts to little more than the vehicle itself; however, some portion of these instances involve highly valued vehicles or equipment, have fires that spread to surrounding properties, or tragically result in the loss of life. In these extraordinary incidents, the experts at Robson Forensic are frequently retained to determine how and why these incidents occurred.

Robson Forensic is particularly well equipped to investigate complex vehicles fires. Within our firm we have Certified Vehicle Fire Investigators, as well as engineers who specialize in automotive and electrical systems. After our fire investigators perform an inspection to determine the origin of the fire, they have access to the collective expertise of the engineering groups to pinpoint a precise cause.

Vehicle Fire Investigations Consider Many Potential Causes

  • Mechanical Failures or Malfunctions
  • Electrical Failures or Malfunctions
  • Incendiary Causes (Arson)
  • Vehicular Crashes
  • Smoking (Tobacco or Other)

No matter the origin, cause, or complexity of your vehicle fire, the experts at Robson Forensic are well equipped to conduct a thorough and efficient investigation.


Robson Forensic offers a fully appointed mechanical testing laboratory to assist our clients with the inspection and storage of evidence in cases involving vehicle fires and automotive systems. Our lab facilities can accommodate large evidence items and are equipped to perform testing on a variety of electrical and mechanical devices. Visit our Mechanical Testing Laboratory page for more information.

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