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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.

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Dumpster Fire @ 2406 Sanborn

On December 8, 2015 3 subjects were seen setting material in a City dumpster on fire in the alley.  A witness reported the activity and APD found the subjects leaving the area.  The fire caused damage to the dumpster and all 3 subjects were arrest for Criminal Mischief.

***The burning trash in a dumpster fire can emit noxious fumes that could be dangerous to anyone near it.  Call 911 and do not try to extinguish these fires yourself. And as always, report any suspicious activity occurring in an alley or near a dumpster.***

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Fire Fatality @ 6003 Palmetto

On November 14, 2015 the FMO responded to a residential fire.  The occupant was not able to escape in time and passed away due to smoke inhalation.  It was determined that the fire was accident and caused by un-extinguished smoking material.

***Make certain that cigarettes or cigars are completely extinguished before leaving them unattended***

***Keeping smoking receptacles (ash tray) away from furniture or any other combustible material***

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Fire @ 2308 Pittsburg

On October 25, 2015 a Deputy Fire Marshal responded to a fire scene.  The fire was ruled intentionally set and a suspect was identified and arrested for Arson.

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Fire @ 4106 SW 51st

On October 16, 2015 the FMO responded to a small fire in the bathroom of Richard Millburn Academy.  The fire was determined as intentionally set and surveillance video assisted in identifying the suspect responsible and he was arrested.

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Fire @ 4217 S. Harrison

On May 6, 2015 Deputy Marshal’s responded to a structure fire for investigation.  Through interviewing a possible suspect and witnesses on scene they were able to determine that the fire was set intentionally and a person was charged for Reckless Arson.

***UPDATE***

The suspect charged in this case, Brianna Curtis, was found guilty for Arson.

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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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