ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a fire destroying a vehicle and damaging a metal shop building in Rabun County has been ruled as arson. The fire occurred just before 4:30 P.M. on the afternoon of September 1st.

“The fire was intentionally set in a vehicle parked at a property on Green Street in Mountain City and spread to a nearby shop building,” said Commissioner King. “There was also an attempt to set a second vehicle at the property on fire and several other vehicles had their windows busted out. Anyone with information on this 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. Our office is working with the Mountain City Police 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