An investigator with the Georgia Insurance & Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office has now determined that a house fire in Chattooga County was intentionally set. That fire took place on Thursday, April 4th around 2:20am. The home was located at 484 Hair Lake Road in Summerville, Georgia.
The structure was 69 years old and measured 930 square feet. The owners of the property were renovating the structure and had it around 90% complete at the time of the fire,” that, according to Safety Fire Commissioner Jim Beck, who added that the fire is believed to have started in the living room. Unfortunately, the home was completely destroyed by the blaze.
Commissioner Beck encourages anyone with knowledge about that blaze to call the Arson Hotline at 1‐800‐282‐5804. Rewards of up to $10,000 are being offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Calls are taken 24 hours a day and callers can choose to remain anonymous.
Investigators with the Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office are assisting the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.
(AM1180 Chattooga County Radio)