Ar­son be­lieved to be cause of Shiloh Road house fire

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - Staff re­ports

CEDAR­TOWN - A va­cant home on Shiloh Road that burned at the start of April is now the focus of an investigation by lo­cal and state au­thor­i­ties, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from the In­sur­ance and Safety Fire Com­mis­sioner’s Of­fice.

The At­lanta-based of­fice re­ported that a 7 a.m. fire on Mon­day, April 1 was al­leged to have been caused by ar­son, and they are seek­ing help in find­ing a sus­pect in the case.

“The res­i­dence was lo­cated at 933 Shiloh Road in Cedar­town, Georgia. It was de­ter­mined the fire orig­i­nated in the kitchen area of the home,” said Safety Fire Com­mis­sioner Jim Beck in the re­lease

The struc­ture was com­pletely destroyed the blaze and a ca­nine investigation re­vealed the use of ig­nitable liq­uids. The res­i­dence was not con­nected with utilities at the time of the fire.

Beck is ask­ing any­one with knowl­edge about this fire to call the Ar­son Hotline at 1-800-2825804. Re­wards are of­fered of up to $10,000 for in­for­ma­tion that leads to the ar­rest and con­vic­tion of the ar­son­ist(s). Calls are taken 24 hours a day and call­ers can choose to re­main anony­mous.

The Polk County Fire Depart­ment as­sisted with this investigation.

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This house on Shiloh Road destroyed by fire is be­lieved to be the work of an ar­son­ist.

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