A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of whomever is responsible for an intentionally set fire that destroyed a northwest Hall County home Saturday afternoon.
“They can stay anonymous and still receive the reward,” said Capt. Zachary Brackett, Hall County Fire Services spokesman.
He declined to give further details about the suspected arson incident as it is still under investigation.
“We’ve moved into interviews and … just following up on some leads,” Brackett said.
The fire took place at a 1,200-square-foot home in the 4100 block of Belvedere Circle, which is north of Price Road and west of Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, the home was fully involved with fire.
No injuries were reported.
Brittany Sproul, who lives in the area, said she was in the back of her home at the time of the fire when she heard her dog barking. She went to the front of the house and saw the house “totally engulfed in flames.”
She said she believed the house had been “abandoned for years.”
“I’ve lived here for four (years) and never have seen anyone up there,” Sproul said.
Occasionally, she would be out walking her dog and would hear what sounded like “some teenagers or adolescents” at the house, she said.
The house itself was “dilapidated … like it hadn’t been lived in for a really long time,” Sproul said.
The property owner couldn’t be reached for comment Monday.