The cause of a Tuesday morning fire in an abandoned house is under investigation by both the Fire Investigation Unit of Barrow County Fire and Emergency Services and the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.
Lt. Scott Dakin, public information officer for the fire department, said in a press release that Barrow firefighters responded to 1035 Bowman Way just after 7 a.m.
They brought the blaze quickly under control, but the house was heavily damaged by the flames and smoke.
It was the third blaze reported by fire officials in the past six days.
A portable heater sparked a Jan. 29 blaze at a home on Summit Ridge Drive in Auburn.
Attic insulation placed too close to chimney pipes caused a fire Monday at a house on Meadow Trace Drive.
The house Bowman way that was set on fire was mine, I want to thank the Fire Dept. from preventing the spread of the fire to my neighbors homes. I am devistated by this loss as now I am homeless. In addition to the arson, I was robbed of many items that had great personal value to me as they belonged to my Father who died in that house due to cancer, and many heirlooms that were left to me and Cannot be replaced. I will miss my friends and neighbors in Ga now that I have been forced to leave....
Thank you police and firefighters, I am relieved to know that no one was hurt.
To the people that did this. It was one thing to steal from me, that I could deal with, To burn down a lifetime of memories and things that I worked hard for during my lifetime is just reprehensable. For you to take from me just because you could makes you a lazy coward. It took over 25 years of hard work to amass what it took you just minutes to destroy..Just remember that Karma has a way of leveling things out!