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Welcome to the Fire Marshal’s Website for the City of Amarillo. The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for the prevention of fires within the City of Amarillo. Deputy Fire Marshals conduct formal fire inspections, fire investigation, and assist with other activities. These investigators are the "police" of the Fire Department, and investigate all fire-related crimes within the city. Amarillo Deputy Fire Marshals are State licensed peace officers, State certified fire inspectors and arson investigators. Deputy Fire Marshals are also responsible for investigating fires that resulted in burn injuries and/or fatalities, as well as all misdemeanor offenses involving fires, such as false alarms and criminal mischief fires.

Fire @ 911 N. Mississippi

Deputy Fire Marshal’s responded to a residential structure fire on 11/7/14.  They discovered 2 points of origin where fire had started.  Investigators determined that the fire was set intentionally.  Leads are currently being investigated.

If you have information regarding this fire please call 806-378-3510 or leave an anonymous tip by clicking the Burn an Arsonist link at the top right corner of the home page.

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Fire Fatality @ 1003 SW 10

On 11-4-14 Deputy Fire Marshal’s and APD Special Crimes Unit responded to a residential structure fire.  One victim was located inside and was declared deceased at the scene.  The residence was abandoned at the time and posted “Unsafe to Occupy.”  The fire was determined to be accidental, caused by a warming fire set by the deceased victim.

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Fire @ 404 N. Madison

Deputy Fire Marshal’s responded to the scene of a residential fire on 10-30-14.  The fire was determined to have been intentionally set.  Investigators are currently tracking down several leads.

You can provide information regarding this fire, or any fire, anonymously by clicking the Burn An Arsonist link at the top right corner of the home page or call 378-3512

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Fire @ 3617 Cheyenne

Deputy Fire Marshal’s responded to a residential fire scene on 10-28-14.  The origin of the fire was determined to be the wall-unit heater.  The area ignited when the resident turned on the gas supply and attempted to light the pilot.  It was discovered that the gas supply hose was missing.  This was removed during the summer for a repair, but never replaced.

***As the weather gets cold be sure to inspect heating devices before turning them on***

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Fire @ 3708 S. Polk

Deputy Fire Marshal’s investigated a residential fire scene on 10-19-14.  The occupant that attempted to hide from Deputies in a vehicle down the street.  She was located and confessed to starting the fire.  She was arrested for Reckless Arson.

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Fire @ 2700 Emily

On 9/10/14 in the early morning hours Deputy Fire Marshal’s responded to a residential structure fire.  Items collected at the scene indicate a Molotov Cocktail may have been the cause of the fire.

If you have any information regarding this fire you can submit information anonymously by clicking the BURN AN ARSONIST link or call 806-378-3510.

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FIRE @ TOWN SQUARE

One building – a five story residential/commercial structure – still under construction was fully involved with fire on July 7, 2014.  The Fire Marshal’s Office spent 2 days investigating the scene and interviewing witnesses.  On July 9, 2014, this office has determined the fire to be accidental.  The cause of the fire is from a cutting operation with a failed attempt to extinguish fire.

There were no reported injuries from this incident.

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Fire @ 2400 NW 14

A fire was intentionally started at this location on June 2, 3014.  Deputy Fire Marshal’s are currently investigating the incident.  No suspects are in custody at this time.

If you have any information regarding this fire click the Burn an Arsonist link

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Fire @ 1313 Herman on 9/11/2012 ***UPDATE***

Two separate fires were started at this location on 9/11/12.  The Fire Marshal’s Office conducted a thorough investigation of the incident and developed a suspect, Ricardo Travis.

***UPDATE***

February 2014 Ricardo Travis was found guilty of Arson and sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

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Grass Fire @ SW 32nd/S. Crockett

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a small grass fire that occurred in the park area at this location.  It is believed the fire was set intentionally.  Numerous juveniles were seen running from the area after a loud “pop” sound was heard. 

If you have any information regarding this fire please click the Burn an Arsonist link on the home page to submit tips anonymously or call 806-378-3512

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