Arson

A mission of Fire Prevention is to provide fire investigation and law enforcement services to the citizens of Georgetown through complete and thorough investigations, evidence collection and professional expert testimony in court proceedings.

Fire Prevention is responsible for investigating suspicious fires and explosions throughout the city. Nationally, arson (and suspected arson) is the primary cause of property damage due to fire in the United States and the second leading cause of building fire deaths. To combat this serious problem, certified investigators respond to assist the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Arson investigators are sworn peace officers authorized to interview witnesses, collect evidence, make arrest and appear in court.

If you have information or questions concerning fire crimes, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 512 930-8416 or ray.cummings@georgetown.org.

The State of Texas Arson Hotline can be reached at 1-877-434-7345. If your information leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for an intentionally set fire, you may receive a reward of up to $1000.00.