Structures & Dwellings

Fire-pi has significant forensic fire and explosion investigation experience in a wide variety of structures, including residential dwellings from small to large, urban, suburban, and countryside. Brunner has substantial commercial structure experience also, including grain elevators, barns, silos, and agricultural and production facilities across the Midwest. His work encompasses fires and explosions.

Agriculture, Vehicles, and Heavy Machinery

Lorne Brunner, MS-Forensics, IAAI-CFI(v), has investigated fires in a wide variety of vehicles, from cars to commercial vehicles, heavy machinery, and farm equipment. Whatever machinery you’re dealing with, he has seen it.

Fire-pi has substantial experience in all types of ag structures, such as barns, grain elevators, silos, and more. Lorne has also investigated combines, tractors, front-end loaders, automobiles, and generally anything with wheels.

Defense and Legal Counsel

Lorne is licensed, bonded and insured as a private investigator in MN, ND, IA and WI. Our services are also available in SD, where licensing laws vary from the other states.

He is court-certified as an expert witness, and has testified on behalf of numerous cases and clients.

Fire-pi secures evidence in accordance with ASTM protocols and standards. Each assignment accepted is begun with the mindset that subrogation and legal testimony could be required, and therefore is documented accordingly, preserving the chain of evidence.