Fire Investigations and Reports

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Fire Investigators determine cause and origin for fires that meet specified criteria. Fire Investigators hold additional certification in their field. There are currently three full time investigators with the City of Raleigh's Fire Department.

Fire Incident Reports

These reports are prepared by the Fire Department Officer in charge of the incident and contain basic event information and will be available for all fire incidents responded to by Fire Department personnel. Any City of Raleigh fire station has the capability to print these reports. The reports are available online three to five days after the incident. 

Access the Fire Department Report System to find and download an incident report.

Fire Investigation Reports

These reports contain detailed information concerning the origin and cause of the fire, and are not prepared for every fire incident. For fire incidents classified as either "Incendiary," "Under Investigation," or "Undetermined," only a synopsis of this report will be released. Active criminal fire investigation reports will not be released, and completed Fire Investigation reports may not be available until at least 30 days from the date of the incident.



Fire Investigations

310 West Martin Street
Suite 200
PO Box 590
Raleigh, NC 27602

For additional information please call 919-996-5188.

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Office of the Fire Marshal