ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King is asking the public for help identifying the culprit behind two fires on Paoli Road in Carlton.

On April 10th, investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to an afternoon vehicle fire that completely destroyed the 2014 Ford Fusion. A nearby barn was also found burned to the ground and still smoldering.

“The barn fire began at approximately 12:30 a.m., and the vehicle fire was reported just over twelve hours later,” said Commissioner King. “Investigators determined the two fires were connected as the vehicle had to pass by the barn to reach its present location. Anyone with information on these fires 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.

Our office is working with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department on this investigation.


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.


Ethan Stiles