Posted: Thursday, September 27th 2012 at 4:53pm
Hall Co. house fire labeled arson, other fires investigated
By Katie Crumley Access Insider
Fire engulfs a house in Gillsville Monday evening that is now labeled arson. (Photo/Johnny Campbell)
GAINESVILLE - Hall County authorities are looking for information in several suspicious fires in the county, including one that is now being labeled arson.
Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said Thursday that the fire on Laprad Circle Monday was a set fire, and they're looking for a newer model black Mustang that was in the area just before the fire started.
"They saw it drive down into the driveway, stay at the house for approximately 15 to 20 minutes and then leave," said Cagle.
He said roughly a half hour later, authorities began receiving calls about the blaze.
In addition to that incident, Cagle said they're also investigating five separate suspicious fires within the last five months on Poplar Springs Road.
He said the fires have involved vacant homes, barns and a sign. The most recent fire occurred on Sept. 21, completely destroying a barn and its contents.
Anyone with information on any of the fires is asked to contact authorities, who are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.
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