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From kitchen fires to refinery explosions, it is very likely that Mr. Harris has investigated a fire similar to yours.

Mr. Harris has examined approximately 3000 incidents, including:​

  • 2000 Building Fires

  • 350 Oil/Gas Well Fires

  • 500 Vehicle Fires

  • 300 Tractor/Heavy Equipment Fires

  • 3 Forest/Wildfires including the Four Mile Canyon Fire


Typical “Large Fire” investigations consist of four parts:

1. Initial Interviews and Diagrams –

Mr. Harris knows the key questions to ask which will often illuminate the probable cause before he even goes to the fire scene.

2. On-Site Examination -

The best place to protect your client's interests is at the fire scene examination. Mr. Harris is adept at reading fire patterns and knows which evidence must be secured in order to protect his client.


3. Laboratory Exam/Testing and Analysis –

Over the course of over 800 lab exams, Mr. Harris has developed a keen sense for identifying the full range of possible causes, and for knowing which hypotheses require further analysis. Mr. Harris's experience and knowledge of NFPA 921 assists in his superior ability to discern the facts from speculation.

4. Depositions, Testimony and Graphics –

Mr. Harris prides himself in explaining complex cases in a manner that is easily understandable by a jury. His authoritative stature and demeanor have led to him winning in court more than 9 out of 10 times.


Unlike many investigators, Mr. Harris is superior in all four of these areas. He can perform the entire investigation (which he prefers) or any part of it. 


Harris Fire Forensics also offers a fixed price “Expert Opinion” to determine whether a full investigation is warranted.

See my article: Truck Fires- Top Ten Causes.

See my Article for safe handling of propane: BBQ Safety.

house on fire
investigation on site

Mr. Harris, conducting an investigation on-site.


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