Posted: Wednesday, August 21st 2013 at 12:16pm
2 people burned in fire at homeless camp
By The Associated Press
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) Authorities say at least two people were burned after someone set fire to several tents in a homeless camp outside Atlanta.
Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman Denell Boyd says the blaze happened sometime before 6 a.m. Wednesday in the Kennesaw area, just northwest of Atlanta.
Boyd tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that two people were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of burns. Their conditions weren't immediately available.
Police tell WAGA-TV that someone poured gasoline on the tents and set them on fire.
Cobb County police Officer Mike Bowman tells WXIA-TV that a suspect is in custody and faces two counts of aggravated battery. His name wasn't immediately released.
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