On August 5th, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigation Unit was requested by the Lumpkin Police Department to assist in a Stewart County fire on Saint John Street. The fire occurred at approximately 12:07 P.M. and caused severe damage to the 51-year-old, 672-square-foot vacant mobile home. The fire is classified as incendiary in nature.

“Fire personnel arrived to find the home fully engulfed in flames,” said Commissioner King. “We are now asking for the help of the community to bring individuals who may have been involved to justice. Anyone with information about this Stewart County fire is invited to call my Fire Investigations Unit at 1-800-282-5804.”

Commissioner King’s Fire Investigations Unit is assisting the Lumpkin Police and Fire Departments with this investigation. In coordination with the State Fire Investigations 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.


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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