ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a structure fire in Carroll County was intentionally set and has been ruled incendiary in nature. The fire occurred at the Red Roof Inn Motel at 1125 Bankhead Highway in Carrollton around 1:35 a.m. on Friday, April 23.  

“The fire originated in one of the motel rooms,” said Commissioner King. “The fire was contained to one room as the sprinkler system was activated and extinguished the fire. This case remains under active investigation at this time.”

Our Fire Investigations Unit is assisting the Carrollton Fire Department with this case.

Anyone with information about this Carroll 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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