After the Fire

Kitchen after a Fire"A fire will change your life in many ways that you cannot imagine. Knowing where to begin and who can help you is important."

What to Expect

A fire in a home, whether you live in an apartment, a single family, or multifamily home, can cause serious damage. The building and many of the things in your home may have been badly damaged by flames, heat, smoke, and water.

You will find that things the fire did not burn up are now ruined by smoke and soggy with water used to put out the flames. Anything you want to save or re-use will need to be carefully cleaned.

The firefighters may have cut holes in the walls of the building to look for any hidden flames. They may even have cut holes in the roof to let out the heat and smoke. Cleanup will take time and patience.

It is important to understand the risk to your safety and health even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick.

Be very careful if you go into your home and if you touch any fire-damaged items. Ask the advice of the fire department, local building official, your insurance agent, and restoration specialists before starting to clean or make repairs.

(Courtesy of FEMA)

Fire Report

Often times your insurance will require a fire report. This report can be obtained by applying for an "Open Records Request" and submitting it to the City Secretary. We ask that you allow 2 weeks for the completion of the final report.

Questions or Concerns

Please remember, the Leander Fire Department is here to assist you in any way we can. Do not hesitate to contact the Fire Marshal or any Fire Department personnel with any questions or concerns.

Public Information Requests

Request a copy of public records from the City of Leander using the Open Records Request form. Your request will be submitted to the City Secretary.