ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a structure fire in Putnam County was intentionally set and has been ruled an act of arson. The fire occurred on Dennis Station Road in Eatonton around 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22.

The double-wide mobile home was approximately 1716-square-feet and was originally built in 1996.

“The property was in the process of being repaired for resale and was vacant at the time of the fire,” said Commissioner King. “Upon arrival, the fire department found flames coming from the right side of the structure. It was determined that the fire originated at the entry/exit door of the residence and was intentionally set.”

Our Fire Investigations Unit is assisting the Putnam County Fire Department and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this Putnam 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.

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