ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Talbot County vehicle fire has been ruled an act of arson. The vehicle, a 2012 Infiniti M37, was located burning on the side of Teal Road in Box Springs just before 9:30 p.m. on May 10th.

“The vehicle had previously been reported stolen to the Columbus Police Department,” said Commissioner King. “Our arson investigator examined the vehicle at Carters Towing in Woodland and determined that the fire that caused severe damage throughout had been intentionally set.”

Anyone with information on this vehicle fire should call the Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 1-800-252-5804. In coordination with the State Fire Investigations Unit, a reward of up to $10,000 is offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for arson.

Commissioner King’s Fire Investigations Unit assisted the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department with this case.

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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