Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced July 12 that a Pike County residential fire was intentionally set. The fire occurred at approximately 10:33 a.m. on July 11 on Garland Street in Molena and significantly damaged the 113-year-old, 1210-square-foot house. ’Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office determined that the fire was intentionally set and originated on the right side of the structure in a rear laundry room,’ said commissioner King. ‘Anyone with information about this Pike County fire is invited to call my Fire Investigations Unit at 1-800-282-5804.’ Commissioner King’s Fire Investigations Unit is assisting the Pike County Fire Department and the Pike County Sheriff’s Office with this investigation. In coordination with the State Fire Investigations Unit, a reward of up to $10,000 is offered by Georgia Arson Control for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for arson.
Molena fire intentionally set
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