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Electrical Fire Forensics

Sometimes electronics don’t want to cooperate and will cause electrical fires. These things happen! In fact, did you know that there were over 45,000 fires due to electronics? This could be your toaster, your dryer or maybe even your oven. These items may short-circuit and cause a fire. Casalinova Investigations, Inc is here to help you determine the origin and cause. It is never wise to overlook electrical fires. When our fire investigators come to the scene we check all signs to determine the answer. Our investigators must constantly consider the gas and electric fire signs that may be evident.

Having performed electrical fire forensics in the Cleveland, Ohio, our team has the experience in this region of fire forensics. Casalinova Investigations, Inc is available 24/7 to assist you in determining the original and cause.

Things to Consider When Determining An Electrical Fire

Just like with any other fire out there, it's imperative the fire investigator find the origin of the fire to determine the cause.

No stones will be unturned, no electrical socket goes unchecked. ALL of the potential heat sources of the fire’s origin is considered.

To fully determine the cause of the fire, we go through a checklist to rule out all other possible causes like arson, etc.

Determine all of the electrical possibilities.

  • If the electrical situation is not energized, it will be determined that no heat or electrical factors caused the fire.
  • If the appliance or electrical device is unplugged, it can't cause an electrical fire.
  • If the suspect circuit is off prior to the fire, it didn't cause the fire.

We also make sure to not rule out arson in some of these cases. To be fair, an intentional fire could be disguised as an electrical fire. It is not uncommon to see electrical appliances and devices used as the tools to set arson fires to a household or building.The presence of electric service or appliances at the fire's origin does not necessarily prove it caused the fire. Our fire investigators must determine why the electrical problem caused the fire. What could the reason for its failure?

Was the fire caused by cooking on an electric appliance? Then that is not an electrical fire. If you leave your brush next to the hair dryer, that's not an electrical fire. Since you placed an object within reach of the hair dryer without proper safety caution, it is not an electrical fire. Don’t let an investigator who isn’t trained in electrical fires to handle your case! You’ll need someone with years of experience to help you.

Casalinova Investigations, Inc is certified to handle electrical fire investigations in Cleveland and beyond. We have investigators from Tennessee to Florida who are all accredited and willing to help you solve your fire problems. Reach out to us today by filling out the contact form located on this page.

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