Augusta Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a fire at 2128 Hillsinger Road in Augusta has been ruled an act of arson. The fire occurred around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1. The State Fire Investigations Unit provided investigative assistance the next morning.

Rabun County Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a fire in Rabun County has been ruled an act of arson by his State Fire Investigations Unit. The fire occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, and it heavily damaged a home at 1359 Camp Creek Road in Tiger.

West Point Fire Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a fire in Harris County has been ruled an act of arson. The fire occurred at 265 Cedar Circle around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, and a 51-year-old, 720-square-foot mobile home sustained moderate fire damage.

Commissioner King Asks Georgians To Be Careful With Holiday Decorations

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King recognizes that Christmas trees and other holiday decorations present unique fire safety hazards and is calling on all Georgians to exercise caution while decorating this holiday season.

Fire in Jefferson Ruled Arson

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a fire in Jefferson has been ruled an act of arson by his State Fire Investigations Unit. The fire occurred at 1180 Washington Street around 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23.

Arrest Made in Connection with Pembroke Fire

The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that an arrest has been made in connection with an incendiary fire that occurred at 217 Burkhalter Street in Pembroke on Monday, November 16. Cecil R. Sparkes, the prime suspect, was charged on November 23.

Commissioner King Calls for Caution in the Kitchen This Thanksgiving

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King is calling upon all Georgians to exercise caution in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day, a day recognized by the National Fire Prevention Association as the peak day for home cooking fires.

Man Arrested for Arson in Cecil

The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Marcus Tyler Kirby, 26, has been arrested in connection with a fire at 761 Highway 41 South in Cecil. The fire occurred around 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18.

State Investigators Looking For Person Of Interest In Pembroke Fire

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s State Fire Investigations Unit announced today that Cecil R. Sparkes, 47, is wanted in connection with a major fire at 217 Burkhalter Street in Pembroke. Mr. Sparkes was last seen in a 2002 Black Toyota Highlander with Georgia tag RRS 8193.

Suspect on the Run Connected to Fires Across Georgia

The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a man suspected to have set multiple fires across Georgia is on the run. Most recently, state authorities believe Brandon Morton, 36, set fire to an apartment off of Old Clinton Road in Gray, a Central Georgia town.