Youth Arrested for Three Counts of Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that an 11-year-old male is in custody after being suspected of committing three acts of arson. The first fire occurred on July 1st at approximately 2:16 p.m. on Park Avenue in Sandersville. The second and third fires occurred subsequently on July 4th at 10:00 a.m. and 11:55 a.m. at a residence off Highway 242 in Bartow.

Molena Fire Intentionally Set

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Pike County residential fire was intentionally set. The fire occurred at approximately 10:33 a.m. on July 11th on Garland Street in Molena and significantly damaged the 113-year-old, 1210-square-foot house.

State Fire Marshal's Office Investigating Hartwell Speedway Fatality

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that the State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fatal accident caused by a race car with mechanical issues at Hartwell Speedway in Hart County at approximately 11:30 p.m. on July 3.

Columbia Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigations Unit announced today that a recent Columbia County fire has been ruled Arson. The fire occurred on Sullivan Hartfield Road in Evans and was reported at approximately 6:43 p.m. on July 6th. Authorities determined the fire was intentionally set in the living room area of the modular home.

Habersham Restaurant Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a recent Habersham County restaurant fire has been ruled an act of arson.

Attempted Commercial Arson in Hart County Under Investigation

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that his Fire Investigations Unit is currently investigating an attempted commercial arson in Hart County.

Tallapoosa Man Killed in Fireworks Accident

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a 23-year-old male was killed on July 3rd in Haralson County due to injuries sustained while shooting off fireworks.

Four Arrested in Connection with Firebombing of Eastman Restaurant

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Kymberly Swars, 32, Christopher Wright, 25, Nedra Deckard, 25, and Tristin Muncy, 24, were arrested in connection with a May 22nd fire at a Captain D’s restaurant in Eastman.

Elderly Man Killed in Madison County Fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Johnny Dispain, Sr., 78, of Carlton, was killed in a residential fire on Thursday, June 24th.

Madison County Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a June 25th residential fire on Peach Orchard Road in Danielsville has been ruled an act of arson. This case is under active investigation, and we are asking for the help of the community to bring the suspect(s) to justice.