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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.

Vehicle Fire @ 3113 Browning ***UPDATE***

November 2014, Investigators responded to a vehicle fire at this location.  At the time of the fire witnesses were able to give a description of a subject running from the scene as the fire started.  The fire was ruled intentional and the investigation is still ongoing.

***UPDATE***

The suspect responsible for the fire has been identified and a warrant issued for his arrest.  On 3-20-15 Deputy Fire Marshal’s acted on a tip and located the wanted subject hiding in an attic of a residence.  An arrest was made without incident. 

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Vehicle Fire @ 507 S. Prospect

Deputy Fire Marshal’s responded to the 500 block of S. Prospect to investigate a vehicle fire.  The cause of this fire is still under investigation.

Submit a tip anonymously by clicking the the ‘Burn an Arsonist’ link on the home page.

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Fire @ 1013 SW 10

The Fire Marshal’s Office was requested to investigate a structure fire at 1013 SW 10 on 1/11/15.  The building has been empty for some time and appears to have been used by homeless as shelter.  The cause of the fire has been determined and Deputies are seeking witnesses that may help identify all parties in the building before the fire occurred.

If you have information regarding this fire please call 378-3510 or click the ‘Burn an Arsonist’ link on the home page to submit an anonymous tip.

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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 ***UPDATE***

Deputy Fire Marshal’s investigated a residential fire scene on 10-19-14.  The occupant  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.

UPDATE:  The suspect in this case, Vashti McCormick, was sentenced to 15 months jail time and a $500 fine 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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