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Fire Investigations

Under Utah State Law, the local Fire Chief shall determine the origin and cause of every fire. The fire investigation section from the Fire Marshal’s Office is available to assist local fire departments and law enforcement agencies throughout the state in determining the origin and cause of fires. In addition to conducting over 200 fire investigations each year, they also conduct trainings for local fire fighters and testify as expert witnesses in court.


  • Jon Ritchie, Chief Deputy, State Fire Marshal
  • Shane Maughan, Section Manager
  • Cory Feese, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Ryan Putman, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Chris Hendrickson, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Rohn Peterson, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Don Christensen, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Ryan Nelson, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Reed Thompson, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Lane Oberg, Deputy Fire Marshal

For information concerning investigations or requests
for investigations, please contact: