The Fire Investigations Division is responsible for investigating fires that occur within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Muncie. Our division investigates all fires including suspicious fires and explosions to determine the origin and cause.

Our nationally and state certified investigators conduct all phases of the fire investigation including interviewing witnesses and suspects, evidence collection, background investigations, courtroom testimony, and assisting other public safety and private agencies. We are also required to attend a number of continuing educational classes and seminars to keep up to date and current in all areas of fire investigations.

Anyone with information on suspicious fires may call the Muncie Fire Department Investigations Division at (765) 747-4849.

There could be a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for setting an arson fire.

  • The Arson Hot Line (1-800-382-4628) is monitored by the office of the State Fire Marshal.

Robert M. Mead
Chief Fire Investigator
(765) 747-4849
rmead@cityofmuncie.com