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(A) The Bureau of Fire Prevention shall investigate the cause, origin, and circumstances of every fire occurring in the city by which property has been destroyed or damaged and, so far as possible, shall determine whether fire is the result of carelessness or design.
(B) Investigations shall begin immediately upon the occurrence of a fire by the assistant in whose shift the fire occurs, and if it appears to the officers making such an investigation that the fire is of suspicious origin, the Chief of the Fire Department shall be immediately notified of the fact; he shall take charge immediately of the physical evidence, shall notify the proper authorities designated by law to pursue the investigation of the matters, and shall further cooperate with the authorities in the collection of evidence and in the prosecution of the case.
(C) Every fire shall be reported in writing the to Bureau of Fire Prevention within two (2) days after the occurrence of the fire by the officer in whose jurisdiction the fire has occurred.
(D) The report shall be in such form as shall be prescribed by the Chief of the Fire Department, and shall contain a statement of all facts relating to the cause, origin, and circumstances of the fire, the extent of the damage, the insurance upon the property, and such other information as may be required.
(1976 Code, § 7-1)
Inspection of property by Fire Chief or other department personnel, see KRS 227.370.