Fire Investigation

One of our fire investigators may attend to investigate the origin or cause of the fire.

Before entering your home, they’ll ask for your consent and explain the procedures they intend to carry out.

If required, the fire investigator can apply for a warrant to enter your home without your consent. We may also need to prohibit or restrict access to the site to preserve or record evidence about the fire.

If you need to access your home to get clothing, medication etc., you can make a request for access. If we’re not on-site, you can apply online.

To find out more about the powers of entry and inspection, see the Inspector powers factsheet.