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Arson Bureau

Arson Office

Located in the JFK Central Fire Station, members include:
  • Lt. Chris Ryder, Investigator - 978-674-1227
  • John Bue, Investigator - 978-674-1228

Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 148, Section 2.  The head of the fire department (Fire Chief) shall investigate the cause and circumstances of a fire or an explosion that has destroyed or ded property in order to determine if such fire or explosion was caused by carelessness or design or shall cause such investigation to be made by a member of the fire department.

In the City of Lowell this responsibility has been delegated to the Office of Fire Investigation. The Office of Fire Investigation works closely with the State Fire Marshal's office to determine the origin (place where the fire started) and cause (how and why the fire started) of fires within the City of Lowell.

Comments, questions, or concerns?  Please contact the Administration Office directly at 978-674-1227.