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Investigations
Fire Rescue
The Fire Marshal, with assistance from Operations personnel, performs an initial investigation of the origin and cause of all fires occurring in the City, to determine whether arson was involved, whether a careless act caused the fire, or whether any fire suppression or detection system failed.

The department is required to perform this initial investigation pursuant to Chapter 69A-62 of the Florida Administrative Code. In the case of fires caused by criminal acts, the case is referred to law enforcement investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and/or the City of Fernandina Beach Police Department. The Fire Marshal will then assist those agencies as needed to resolve the case.