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.


Trained Wildland Fire Experts

wildfire investigations

Our experts have had extensive training in specialized wildland fire origin and cause investigation, including FI-210: Wildland Fire Origin & Cause Determination and HAZWOPER certifications, 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
  • Hazard and Exposure Analysis
  • Hot Particle Ignition Analysis
  • Ignition Source Feasibility Analysis
  • Fire Behavior and Spread Analysis
  • Fire Impact Assessment
  • Firefighting Procedures
  • Fire Management
  • Fire Progression Timelines
  • Modeling and Numerical Simulations
  • Power and Transmission Lines
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Right of Way Management
  • Risk Reduction Audits
  • R&D Support to the Development of Products and Solutions
  • Vegetation Management
  • Vegetation and Material Flammability Assessment
  • Weather and Fire Hazard Assessment
  • Wildland Fire Prevention Audits
  • Wildland Fire Emission Assessment and Predictions
  • Wildland Fire Protection Plans
  • Weather Impact on Ignition Analysis

Project Experience:

Wildland Fire 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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