An arsonist is being blamed for a Feb. 18 fire which destroyed a vacant home located near the intersection of Hwy. 81 and Hwy. 316.
Just before midnight, communications officers received several 911 calls reporting the structure fire. Engines 3 and 7, Med 7 and Battalion 1 were dispatched.
“Upon arrival in the area, firefighters found a house that was fully involved,” said Barrow County Emergency Services public information officer Lt. Scott Dakin. “It was already collapsing in the middle of the structure upon the first engine arriving on the scene.”