Fire Investigations

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Determining Fire Causes

Oregon statute requires all fires be investigated to determine the origin, cause, and other factors that may have contributed to the ignition and growth of a fire. Information gained is used to identify trends, develop public education programs, identify product deficiencies, and to determine if fire was the result of criminal activity. 

A Deputy Fire Marshal is on call 24 hours a day/7 days a week for fire investigation. Investigators work with fire suppressions crews, insurance companies, private investigators and law enforcement agencies. 

If you have experienced a fire: 

Stay out of structure until it is determined to be structurally and environmentally safe

Contact your insurance company

Arrange to secure the property after fire personnel have released the scene

To request a copy of the fire report, go to the Request a Fire Report Page, or call 541-682-5411.