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Expert Origin & Cause Investigations



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Structural Fires of Any Size or Type: Residential, Farm or Commercial

Regardless of the size or type of construction, we can determine the origin and cause of the fire or explosion in houses, apartment buildings, warehouses, barns, commercial structures, and more.

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Vehicle & Marine Fires or Wild Fires

We investigate fires in any type of vehicle: automobiles, trucks, buses, construction equipment or marine vessels.  Was it arson? Did a manufacturing defect or maintenance issue cause the fire? We can also trace the cause of wild fires. 

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Expert testimony & evidence preservation to support subrogation or liability claims

We provide evidence storage and expert testimony to support your case long after the initial investigation is completed.  Our experts can clearly articulate the science, proving the cause.

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Riffe Fire Investigations, LLC, managed by Brian D. Riffe, is fully certified to conduct fire and explosion investigations, both large and small. From car, truck and boat fires to residential and commercial or industrial fires, Riffe Fire Investigations handles it all with scientific accuracy and the highest ethical standards. Serving the state of Virginia, we provide timely and thorough origin and cause investigations, prompt written reports and any supplemental expert assistance that may be needed.  


Why do you need a private fire investigator?  Fire scenes are complex and the initial investigators on the scene may lack the necessary expertise or motivation to conduct the detailed examination required not only to find the truth, but to document the evidence well enough to meet courtroom standards of proof.  Did a product fail and cause the fire or explosion? Was there a construction defect? Was a neighbor, tenant, homeowner or contractor negligent? Was the fire intentionally set? Who should ultimately be held accountable? Unless a well-trained expert takes the time to thoroughly examine and document the evidence, the true answer will never be known. 


To prove what really caused the fire or explosion, contact Riffe Fire Investigations today. 


Exceeding Expectations 

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Riffe Fire Investigations provides prompt, thorough and accurate expert opinions on fire/explosion origin and cause.  Our clients include major insurance companies, law firms, subrogation companies, defense attorneys, commercial businesses, and private citizens.  Our investigators have stellar credentials and decades of experience investigating fire origin and cause.  Our mission is to provide the highest quality service in a timely and efficient manner.  See our TEAM page for more details about our staff.  


Our investigators have earned the highest-level fire investigation certifications. They have qualified as expert witnesses in numerous civil and criminal litigation cases and are prepared to apply their expertise to your case whether it involves accidental property destruction, product liability, subrogation, injury, death, or allegations of arson.  

Riffe Fire Investigations adheres to the highest professional standards and conducts all investigations in accordance with the most current standards set forth in the “National Fire Protection Association's 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations” (NFPA 921). When investigations lead to areas beyond fire sciences, we engage laboratories, engineers, and other experts to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the investigation. When you hire Riffe Fire Investigations, you can be assured that you are hiring a professional with the expertise, training, and skills to meet your needs. 

Brian D. Riffe,

Robert C. Rollston, Jr. IAAI-CFI

Walter Scott Flora, IAAI-CFI 

Professional Education
Brian D. Riffe

International Association of Arson Investigators, Certified Fire Investigator
Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators
Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators
Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice, Bluefield College
Associates Degree, Fire Investigations, NVCC 

Professional Memberships





Head Office

For information about our services or to request a new fire investigation, please call 804-937-8417, email, or submit the form below containing the date of loss, property address, owner's contact information, brief facts, and your contact information.  Include your file # or claim # if applicable.

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Riffe Fire Investigations, LLC

17631 Signature Trail

Moseley, VA 23120


Brian D. Riffe, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CVFI

Owner, Fire Investigator

Tel: 804-937-8417

Fax: 804-482-2862


Pam Riffe, Co-owner, Office Administrator

Tel: 804-980-0116

Robert "Bobby" Rollston, Jr. 

Senior Fire Investigato


Walter Scott Flora

Fire Investigator


Virginia DCJS license # 11-19207

Call us now: 804-937-8417

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