The Fire & Arson Investigations Unit is tasked with investigating all fire and explosion incidents of a suspicious nature or where a cause cannot readily be determined by fire suppression crews. Our certified fire investigators are sworn law enforcement investigators who are available to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to fire scenes within the City of Portland. If the fire event is determined to be a criminal act, Portland Fire & Arson investigators are also responsible for conducting the criminal investigation of the fire and making subsequent arrest of the person(s) responsible. The Fire & Arson Investigations Unit is also available to our neighboring jurisdictions to conduct origin and cause investigations upon request.
"Burn an Arsonist!"
Contact the Tennessee Arson Hotline to report information on an arson. Information that leads to the successful arrest and conviction of an arsonist can result in a reward of up to $5,000.