ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a residential fire in Decatur County was intentionally set and has been ruled an act of arson. The fire occurred at 3229 Fowlstown Road in Attapulgus around 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, December 27.

“At the time of the fire, this mobile home was unoccupied due to a remodel,” said Commissioner King. “Three different points of origin were associated with a flammable liquid and identified by our State Fire Investigations Unit. We believe the suspect entered the home through either an unlocked door or a broken window.”

No furniture or property was in the home at the time of the fire, and minimal damage was done to the living room area. State investigators are continuing to work with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Decatur County Fire Department.

Anyone with information about this Decatur County fire is invited to call Commissioner King’s State Fire Investigators Unit at 1-800-252-5804. This anonymous hotline operates around the clock.


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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