Wildland Fires

wildland firesWildland fires are extremely complex phenomena that happen at a large scale and under varying atmospheric conditions. JENSEN HUGHES provides services to our clients that allow them to understand the complexity of their wildland fire problems and find the best solutions including determining how a fire started to assessing how wildland fire exposures can impact their business and activities.

Our wildland fire experts have years of experience investigating wildland and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires in different ecosystems and locations in North America and beyond. Our investigations range from small fires to large-scale conflagrations and from grass fires to forest fires.

wildfire investigations Our experts have had extensive training in specialized wildland fire origin and cause investigation enabling them to isolate an area of origin based on fire damage indicators and determine casual factors based on remaining evidence. They have the expertise needed to solve very complex problems because of their backgrounds in forestry, fire behavior, flammability, ignition sources, land management, vegetation management, right of way management, power lines, transmission lines, hot particle analysis, electrical ignition, fire impact analysis, fire spread simulations, fire protection plans, weather analysis, and wildland fire fighting techniques.

Services Provided:

  • Origin and Cause Investigation
  • Litigation Support
  • Ignition Source Feasibility Analysis
  • Wildland Fire Protection Plans
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Hazard and Exposure Analysis
  • Weather and Fire Hazard Assessment
  • Vegetation and Material Flammability Assessment
  • Fire Behavior and Spread Analysis
  • Vegetation Management
  • Fire Impact Assessment
  • Modeling and Numerical Simulations
  • Firefighting Procedures
  • Fire Management
  • Wildland Fire Prevention Audits
  • Wildland Fire Emission Assessment and Predictions
  • Risk Reduction Audits
  • R&D Support to the Development of Products and Solutions

Project Experience:

Wildfire Investigations

  • Moonlight Fire, Lassen County, CA
  • Steiner Ranch, Travis County, TX
  • Cle Elum Fire, Kittitas County, WA
  • Nakamura Fire, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Bastrop Complex Fire, Bastrop County, TX
  • Corsicana Fire, Corsicana, TX
  • Saint Maries Mission Fire, Omak, WA
  • McCabe Fire, The Geysers, Sonoma County , CA

Claim and Loss Analysis

  • Sleepy Hollow Fire, Wenatchee, WA

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Contact Us Today:

Contact us today using our online form or by contacting one of our many regional branches. For specific questions regarding JENSEN HUGHES’ Wildland Fire Investigations services, please contact:

Kevin H. Lewis PE, CFEI, CFII, CFI, CVFI, PI Paul T. Way PE, CFI, CFEI, PI
+1 425-775-5550 +1 425-775-5550