fire origin

& cause

what we do

Haag Global’s team of certified, court-tested fire investigators is dedicated to providing the highest-quality forensic investigations of fires and explosions in the industry.  We can handle fires and explosions of any scope, from automobiles to large commercial complexes, single- and multi-family housing, manufacturing facilities, and heavy equipment.  We are committed to quickly finding the answers you need through industry-recognized scientific methods and standards.  With a thorough understanding of subrogation, liability, and fraud, we make your job easier by answering all of your questions and providing technical reports within 5 business days for most non-litigation residential and auto assignments.  You will not find more professional service anywhere. 

For urgent assignments or inquiries, please call 214-290-8030.

What makes us different from other fire O&C investigation companies?
  • Responsiveness: Take advantage of our online services to assign a fire investigation or pick up a phone and call to reach a person 24/7.
  • Our goal is to contact the property owner within just a few hours and to begin the scene examination within 24 hours.
  • Tired of two and three costly joint exams because interested parties weren’t discovered?  Your investigator likely performed a drive-by homeowner interview while charging you for a full day of scene examination.  Our investigators process the fire scene utilizing their scientific training before conducting interviews assuring that we are determining the viability of the evidence and not relying only upon a subjective interview.  This saves you time and money.
  • We provide a verbal report from the scene on day one on every fire to make sure our scope of work adds value to your claim file.  We provide you with all the information you need to decide whether the investigation needs to continue or shut down and move on to the next.
  • If your file proceeds to litigation, each of our investigators is ready to go all the way through courtroom testimony if necessary.  We don’t pass your file off to someone else or have a tech perform the scene work.
  • If a report is needed, we produce that report within 5 business days from the date of request in most non-litigation cases.

Areas of Expertise


From complex commercial fires and explosions to vehicle and heavy machinery fires to wildland fires, Haag Fire O&C investigators can handle any scale or scope of investigation you bring. With a coverage area of multiple states, and a number of highly qualified and experienced investigators to support one another in large-scale incidents, we are there for you. And in the event one of our investigators disagrees with a local law enforcement investigator’s findings, we can provide an objective, second opinion at no charge.


To some extent, every fire scene is a hazardous environment. In addition to investigators certified to manage and investigate HAZMAT sites, each of our investigators is trained to evaluate safety concerns at EVERY SCENE before beginning their investigation. This helps insure that the professional you hire for your investigation is conscientious and safe. The last thing you need is the complication of worrying about the safety of outside contractors.


Knowing when and how to collect evidence is only the beginning of the battle. Is your fire investigator documenting and storing evidence in compliance with standards such as ASTM E1459 and E1492? Our on-site storage facility and system are laid out to insure your evidence is properly documented and available when the time comes.


It is one thing to claim what goes on in a fire… it’s quite another to know it. Whether it involves testing hypotheses of other experts, or the regular testing we do to enhance our training and familiarity with materials, Haag Fire O&C is here to put the physical into forensic evidence.


The complexity of a fire investigation can rise quickly when one is dealing with code issues. It is often simple matters that lead to big complications. At times, the origin and cause of an incident may not be as important as are involved code requirements. Furthermore, an expert referencing the wrong code may take you down a dead-end road in your subrogation case. Our investigators are trained to consider code issues concurrently with their investigation and to apprise you of any code issues that may affect litigation or underwriting concerns.


If your investigator isn’t presentable for deposition, if he can’t qualify for court, if a jury would not have faith in him or his practices, is there really any point in hiring him? Our experts are vetted for their ability to present their findings, and their reports are designed to show that. Due to our extensive experience in the industry, every process in our company is designed to support your claims process. We follow methods consistent with industry standards and, unlike companies that charge flat- or graduated-rates, we charge the same hourly rate no matter if we are on the scene or in the courtroom. This eliminates any claim that an investigator profits from claims going to litigation. Credibility. 


Haag Fire O&C is dedicated to keeping its staff of highly trained investigators up to date with the latest findings and practices of the fire investigation industry. We do this through internal and external training opportunities, industry association memberships, and a library of research materials. This assures that you will have the best-qualified individual representing your file in the field. 

coverage area

Haag Fire O&C is continually expanding our service areas to meet our clients needs. 

Our coverage area currently extends to Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

 214-290-8030 or email 



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