Oregon statute requires all fires be investigated to determine the origin, cause, and other factors that may have contributed to the ignition and growth of a fire. Information gained is used to identify trends, develop public education programs, identify product deficiencies, and to determine if fire was the result of criminal activity.
A Deputy Fire Marshal is on call 24 hours a day/7 days a week for fire investigation. Investigators work with fire suppressions crews, insurance companies, private investigators and law enforcement agencies.
If you have experienced a fire:
Stay out of structure until it is determined to be structurally and environmentally safe
Contact your insurance company
Arrange to secure the property after fire personnel have released the scene