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Residential Structural Fire Investigations

Calgary Fire Investigations is your trusted partner for residential structural fire investigations. With a dedicated team of seasoned fire investigators, we specialize in meticulously determining the origin and cause of residential structure fires. Our commitment to excellence is unwavering, and we collaborate closely with homeowners, insurance companies, local fire and police departments, other disciplines, and legal professionals to deliver timely and accurate investigations that stand up to scrutiny.

Types of Residential Structures We Investigate:

  • Single-Family Structures: Our experts are equipped to investigate fires in single-family residences, providing detailed insights into the incident's origin and cause.

  • Multi-Family Structures: Our expertise extends to multi-family dwellings. We understand the unique challenges posed by fires in shared structures and conduct thorough investigations to establish the facts.

  • Apartments & High Rises: Investigating fires in apartment complexes and high-rise buildings demands specialized knowledge. Calgary Fire Investigations excels in assessing fire incidents in vertical structures, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the event.

Common Causes of Residential Fires:

Understanding the common causes of residential fires is crucial in our investigative process. By delving into the specifics of each incident, we provide valuable insights that aid in preventing future occurrences. Here are some of the prevalent causes we investigate:

  • Cooking Fires: Unattended cooking remains a leading cause of residential fires. Our investigators thoroughly examine all evidence in kitchen areas, examining appliances and cooking practices to ascertain the precise factors contributing to a fire incident.

  • Small and Large Appliances: Malfunctions in household appliances, both small and large, can lead to devastating fires. Our team conducts in-depth assessments of appliances, identifying potential defects or issues that may have sparked the fire.

  • Failed Electronics: As technology becomes an integral part of modern homes, electronic devices pose potential fire risks. We investigate incidents involving failed electronics, analyzing the equipment to determine if malfunctions or electrical issues played a role in the fire.

  • Smoking Fires: Smoking-related fires are a persistent concern. Our investigators evaluate the circumstances surrounding a fire related to smoking, examining factors such as the presence of combustible materials and adherence to safety practices.

  • Electrical Fires: Faulty wiring, overloaded circuits, or electrical system failures can result in residential fires. Calgary Fire Investigations thoroughly inspects electrical systems to pinpoint the root cause of electrical-related incidents.

  • Incendiary: Investigating cases of arson demands a specialized approach. Our experts collaborate with law enforcement to gather evidence, analyze fire patterns, and determine if a fire was intentionally set.

  • Lithium-based batteries: Lithium-based batteries are becoming very common in normal household electronics. At Calgary Fire Investigations, we keep current on the science behind determining if a lithium-based battery is a contributing cause. 

These are just a few of the types and common causes of residential fires we investigate. Calgary Fire Investigations is not just a service provider; we are your partners in understanding and mitigating the impact of residential fires. Our commitment to delivering thorough, precise, and insightful investigations sets us apart as the trusted choice for those seeking resolution and prevention in the aftermath of a residential structural fire.

Why Choose Us

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Scene Examination and Documentation: Our team will conduct a thorough examination of the scene to identify and document evidence, including fire patterns, burn marks, and debris. We use state-of-the-art equipment and technology to collect and analyze evidence.

Origin and Cause Determination: Our investigators will analyze the evidence collected from the scene and use their expertise to determine the origin and cause of the fire. We follow a scientific approach and use proven investigative techniques to arrive at our conclusions.

If you require residential structural fire investigation services in Calgary or surrounding areas, contact Calgary Fire Investigations today. Our team is available 24/7 to provide prompt and professional service.


Call us at 403-477-5222, or submit an assignment for immediate assistance.

Our Services

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Fire & Explosion Investigation


Residential Structural Fire Investigation


Commercial & Industrial Fire Investigation

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