ATLANTA – The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a fire at 646 South Main Street in Ashburn has been ruled an arson. The fire occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11.

“Our State Fire Investigations Unit received a call for assistance from our partners at the Ashburn Fire Department on Wednesday morning,” said Commissioner King. “Our investigator discovered that this 1,500-square-foot, 70-year-old home was intentionally set on fire and the fire was started in a rear storage area.”

Commissioner King’s State Fire Investigations Unit, the Asburn Fire Department, and other local authorities are continuing this investigation. Anyone with information about this fire should call the State Fire Investigations Unit at 1-800-282-5804. Callers can choose to remain anonymous on this 24-hour tip line.

Commissioner King’s team will provide any necessary details to the press and the public as they become available.


The mission of the Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner is to protect Georgia families by providing access to vital insurance products and safe buildings through fair regulation that creates economic opportunities for all Georgians.

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