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Fire Investigations

Under Utah State Law, the local Fire Chief shall determine the cause and origin 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 cause and origins 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.


  • Coy D. Porter, State Fire Marshal
  • Todd Hohbein, Section Manager
  • Steven P. Higley, Fire Prevention Specialist
  • Shane Maughan, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Chris Hendrickson, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Rohn Peterson, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Patrick Cullen, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Cory Feese, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Ryan Putman, Deputy Fire Marshal

This interactive map shows designated investigation areas of the State:

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