ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that three juveniles have been charged with Arson, Criminal Damage to Property in the 2nd Degree, Burglary, Interference with Government Property, and Criminal Trespass.

The charges stem from a fire that destroyed three historic homes at “The District” in the City of Morrow over the weekend.

“A joint investigation conducted by our Fire Investigations Unit, the Morrow Fire and Police Departments, and the Atlanta ATF officially ruled the fire incident that occurred just after midnight on June 4th an act of arson,” said Commissioner King. “The fire was intentionally set in one of the three structures, which quickly spread to the other two. Thanks to the teamwork of all agencies involved, the suspects who had trespassed inside the structure and set the fire were quickly identified and apprehended.”

The mission of the Office Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire 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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