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April 23, 2024
Suspected serial arsonist arrested in Snyder
Snyder law enforcement officials last week arrested Daniel Allen Jr.

February 1, 2024
Mason County Courthouse arsonist found guilty
A McCulloch County jury this week found Nicholas Miller guilty of starting fires at the historic Mason County Courthouse and an occupied residential structure on February 4, 2021.

August 14, 2023
Nombramiento del Jefe Estatal de Bomberos
El Departamento de Seguros de Texas anuncia un nuevo liderazgo para la Oficina del Jefe Estatal de Bomberos.

August 14, 2023
State Fire Marshal appointed
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) announces new leadership for the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO).

April 3, 2023
Investigación de la Oficina del jefe estatal de bomberos conduce a la acusación de un instalador de equipos de seguridad contra incendios
Tras una investigación de la Oficina del jefe estatal de bomberos (State Fire Marshal’s Office, SFMO, por su nombre y siglas en inglés), un gran jurado del condado Jasper acusó a un instalador de equipos de seguridad contra incendios de dos cargos de manipulación de un documento gubernamental.

April 3, 2023
SFMO investigation leads to indictment against fire safety equipment installer
Following an investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO), a Jasper County grand jury indicted a fire safety equipment installer on two counts of tampering with a government document.

June 27, 2022
The safest fireworks are ones at a professional show
Independence Day celebrations give Texans a chance to enjoy a fireworks show put on by professionals.

July 2, 2021
Best Texas fireworks? Go to a show!
The Texas State Fire Marshal encourages Texans to go to a professional fireworks show for a safe Fourth of July.

February 10, 2021
Texas state fire marshal urges caution with space heaters
Wintry conditions could lead more Texans to rely on space heaters.

February 5, 2021
Mason County Courthouse fire photos
Mason County’s historic courthouse was all but destroyed by a fire that began Thursday night. The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office, part of the Texas Department of Insurance, has joined law enforcement agencies investigating the fire. These photographs of the courthouse were taken by an SFMO-directed drone this morning.