A Feb. 10 fire which destroyed a Statham trailer has been ruled arson.
The doublewide trailer, located at 65 Jefferson Road, had been previously damaged by fire on Jan. 25.
At approximately 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, communication officers with Barrow County Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting another fire at the location.
“First arriving firefighters found a trailer that was fully involved,” said Barrow County Emergency Services public information officer Lieutenant Scott Dakin. “The firefighters quickly set up extinguishment efforts around the trailer to bring the fire under control.”
Engines 1 and 6, Med 6 and Battalion 1 were dispatched to the scene. The Fire Investigation team also responded to the scene to conduct an origin and cause investigation.
According to chief investigator Blair Darst, the cause of the fire was an intentional human act. Barrow County Emergency Services and the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office are continuing the investigation.
The Georgia Arson Control Board offers up to a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information about this fire is asked to call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-282-5804.