Fire Cause Analysis of Idaho

Since 1987 Fire Cause Analysis has been the foremost fire investigation company in Idaho and the Intermountain West. Our Boise, Idaho based fire investigators cover Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. We have been investigating residential, commercial and vehicle fire losses for the past 26 years in both the public and private sector. We are familiar with the needs and objectives of the insurance industry in regard to fire investigations. Our Senior Investigators, Shane Hartgrove and Doug McGrew, are both Certified Fire Investigators by the International Association of Arson Investigators and are qualified as expert witnesses in the determination of the point of origin and cause of fires. We have a combined 50 years of experience and have conducted over 3000 origin and cause investigations.

Our goal is to provide our independent and unbiased findings to you, our client in a timely manner. In order to identify potentially fraudulent claims, pursue subrogation issues and protect the interests of our clients, we have developed a network of highly specialized experts to assist with the investigations when appropriate. These include electrical and mechanical engineers, forensic scientists, component failure analysts and automotive engineers. All of our investigations are conducted in accordance with the scientific principles contained in NFPA 921.

Our rates are very competitive and no investigation or testing is done without prior approval. We are fully licensed and insured and we currently carry $2,000,000 of professional liability and errors and omissions insurance. We look forward to meeting your fire investigation needs and exceeding your expectations.

  • IAAI Certified Fire Investigators
  • Timely response to fire investigation assignments
  • Verbal reports to the client from the fire scene
  • Photographic documentation and fire scene diagrams
  • Identification of fraudulent claims
  • Identification of subrogation potential
  • Evidence collection and storage
  • Court recognized expert witnesses
  • Licensed in Idaho, Oregon and Montana
  • $2 million professional liability and E&O insurance
  • Competitive rates