On October 28th, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigations Unit was requested by the Lumpkin County Emergency Services to assist in a fire investigation on Chestatee Springs Road in Dahlonega. The fire occurred at approximately 5:48 a.m. and minimally damaged the 42-year-old, 1900-square-foot residence.

“The occupant was home at the time of the fire and immediately called emergency services,” said Commissioner King. “Investigators determined the fire started on an exterior wall of the structure and was intentionally set. Anyone with information about this Lumpkin 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 County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office 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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