Investigations

"Ashes to Answers"

DFPC's Arson Investigations Section is responsible for determining the origin, cause, and circumstances of fires (structural and wildland) that occur throughout Colorado. The division's investigators are sworn firefighters as well as sworn law enforcement officers. 

Fire and arson investigators examine the physical attributes of a fire scene and identify and collect physical evidence from the scene. This evidence is then analyzed to help determine if the cause of the fire was accidental or deliberate. During the scene examination, investigators may find evidence such as accelerants, tampered utilities, and specific burn patterns, which may indicate criminal activity.

 

Questions?

Contact DFPC Lead Investigator at dawn.tollis@state.co.us