The Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for determining the origin, cause, and circumstances of fires that occur in the City of Princeton. The office’s arson and fire investigators are sworn peace officers and enforce the laws of the State of Texas pertaining to arson and malicious false alarms. They are specially trained in the discovery, preservation, and presentation of evidence in proving the crime of arson.
The Fire Investigators of the Fire Marshal’s Office investigate every fire within the City of Princeton that are determined to be intentionally set or incendiary in origin. Incendiary blazes are responsible for a large percentage of the annual fire loss and result in several fire fatalities each year. These malicious and criminal acts affect everyone within our communities. Burned structures blight our neighborhoods, lower property values, and cause increases in insurance rates.
It is an unfortunate fact that a large percentage of all arson fires nationally go unsolved and the responsible parties are never brought to justice. If you have information concerning any incendiary fire incident you can assist investigators by contacting the Fire Marshal’s Office at 214-960-4508.