Fire Investigations

Goal of Fire Investigations

Fire investigations are conducted for every confirmed fire that occurs in the Village of Buffalo Grove in accordance with Illinois State Statutes. The fire investigation team consists of seven members who are trained and certified through the Office of the State Fire Marshal. It is the goal of the fire investigation team to determine the origin and cause of each fire.

Additional Resources

Due to the destructive nature of fire it is sometimes not possible to determine the cause of a fire. Additional resources to assist the fire investigation team are available from the Buffalo Grove Police Department, Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.


For additional information regarding fire investigations please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 847-537-0995.

To request a copy of a fire investigation report a Freedom of Information Report must be submitted.