ATLANTA – On May 27, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigation Unit was requested by the Greensboro Police Department to assist in a Greene County fire on North East Street. The fire occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. and caused severe damage to the 81-year-old, 992-square-foot vacant residence. This fire is classified as incendiary in nature.   

“Greensboro Police arrived to find flames coming from the residence,” said Commissioner King. “Upon investigation, it was determined that the fire was intentionally set and originated on the front porch.”

Commissioner King’s Fire Investigation Unit is assisting the Greensboro Police Department with this investigation. In coordination with the State Fire Investigation Unit, a reward of up to $10,000 is offered by Georgia Arson Control for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for arson.

Anyone with information about this Greene 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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