All fires are required to be investigated to N.C. General Statutes. If an engine company cannot determine the origin and cause of a fire, a fire investigator can be requested. Other reasons to request a fire investigator include an incendiary fire, large dollar loss or fatality.
The Wilmington Fire Department is also a member of the Wilmington Fire Investigative Task Force. Other members include the Wilmington Police Department, State Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF), New Hanover County Fire Services and New Hanover County Sheriff's Dept.
The Fire Investigative Task Force will be requested by the fire investigator if needed.
To obtain a copy of a fire report, call 910-341-7846.