Fire & Arson Investigation

To report information on arson, call the Arson Hotline at 1-877- 4FIRE45 or 1-877- 434-7345.

Fire investigation reports are available through Open Records Requests. Please fill out the Open
Records Request Form and submit it back to the City Secretary’s Office for processing.

Open Records Request Form

The law enforcement agency of the Royse City Fire Department is the Fire & Arson Investigation
Division. The Fire & Arson Investigation Division is under the management of the Fire Marshal’s
Office.

The primary purpose of the Fire & Arson Investigation Division is to determine the origin and cause
of fires. The data collected during a fire investigation is of great significance since it can expose a
serious crime, like arson. It also provides valuable statistics on fire trends and experience –
information essential in developing programs to reduce fire risk in the future. The Fire & Arson
Investigation Division is responsible for investigating the cause of fires and explosions within the city
limits of Royse City. They also investigate fire-related deaths, life threatening burn injuries,
suspected explosive devices, and bomb threats.

In many cases, investigators work with federal, state, and local agencies, such as the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Royse City
Police Department (RCPD).

Criminal cases are referred to the Rockwall, Hunt, or Collin County District Attorney’s Office.