Mar 18, 2022
In spite of what Hollywood would have us believe, spontaneous combustion is not magic – it’s chemistry. Spontaneous combustion is the outbreak of fire without application of heat from an external source. The good news is that because these types of fire often occur when combustible matter is stored improperly, the resulting damages can often be recovered via subrogation. The bad news is that due to the time that can elapse between when the negligent action occurs and when the fire turns from a smolder to a blaze, it can be difficult to find the rooted cause or liable party.
On this week’s episode, Steve and Rebecca engage in a heated discussion of spontaneous combustion: from the importance of getting your experts on scene as quickly as possible, to the evidence you may have overlooked, when it looks like your evidence has been consumed. From oily rags to piles of hay and even brewing grains, find out how to salvage your claims from these random fires before they go up in smoke.