ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Crisp County structure fire has been ruled an act of arson. The fire occurred at 1108 N Joe Wright Dr. in Cordele at 11:47 p.m. on Monday, March 8. The single-story, 828-square-foot structure was approximately 61 years old.

“The structure had severe fire damage throughout and was almost completely destroyed by the fire,” said Commissioner King. “Unfortunately, a member of the Cordele Fire department suffered multiple injuries while fighting this fire. I am thankful for his bravery and praying for his speedy recovery.”

Commissioner King’s State Fire Investigations Unit is working with the Cordele Police and Fire Departments on this investigation.

Anyone with information about this Crisp County fire is invited to call Commissioner King’s State Fire Investigators Unit at 1-800-282-5804. 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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