Illinois Launches Statewide Arson Hotline to Encourage Community Reporting of Suspicious Fires


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Lockport Township, IL – Illinois residents now have a dedicated arson hotline to anonymously report suspicious fires. The statewide hotline, established at (800) 252-2947, is part of a concerted effort to involve the community in identifying and preventing potential arson incidents.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) supports this proactive approach, emphasizing the community’s role in arson prevention under the mantra, “See Something, Say Something.” The hotline aims to facilitate swift reporting and action on suspicious activities related to fires, thus potentially averting danger and property damage. By providing a secure and anonymous method to relay information, the hotline serves as a critical tool in the fight against arson, a crime that affects communities both large and small across the state.

Residents are encouraged to report all suspicious fire-related activities directly to the hotline, ensuring that local police departments and fire protection services can quickly be involved in the investigation and prevention of arson. This community-centric approach aims to not only deter arson but also strengthen the collaborative bond between citizens and safety officials.


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