Cases that involve damage by fire or explosion are an unfortunate reality for law enforcement in Albany County.  Arson has the potential for serious injury, both to the victims and the firefighters or first responders who are called to the scene. State prison time is likely part of the disposition of an arson related case, especially if there were people inside the building during the fire, or if the fire caused damage to the building or motor vehicle involved.

During an Arson investigation our office partners with local, state and sometimes federal authorities.  The DA's Office often relies on the technical assistance of the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control who provide K-9 searches and assist in cause and origin determinations.