Fire investigations

The Maple Grove Fire Department (MGFD) conducts fire investigation on all fires within city limits to determine the fire's cause and origin.

Maple Grove Fire Investigation Team (MGFIT)

The MGFD completes investigations utilizing a team concept. The Maple Grove Fire Investigation Team (MGFIT) is comprised of both paid-on-call and full-time fire department staff. All team members have formal fire investigation training and receive continuing education every year to further advance their skills.

Hennepin County Fire Investigation Team (HCFIT)

Many of the MGFIT members also participate on the Hennepin County Fire Investigation Team (HCFIT), a team comprised of communities throughout Hennepin County to investigate fires as requested by area departments. By participating on this team, our members gain invaluable experience that aids in completing investigations within their own community.

Agency partnership

The MGFIT utilizes many outside agencies through the investigation process, including:

  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
  • The Maple Grove Police Department
  • The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
  • The Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office investigators
  • Private fire investigators

Arson tip hotline

Arson Hotline 1-800-723-2020If you have any information regarding the setting of any fire, contact the Arson Hotline at 800-723-2020. Rewards up to $1,000 are offered for information leading to identifying those responsible.