By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Dahlonega house fire set while resident was at home, investigators say

Authorities are searching for an arsonist who set fire to a Dahlonega home on Oct. 28 while the resident was inside, according to authorities.

The fire happened at 5:48 a.m. at a 1,900-square-foot home on Chestatee Springs Road near the Hall/Lumpkin border.

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King said in a news release that the resident immediately called authorities for help. 

No injuries were reported, and authorities said there was minimal damage to the home.

“Investigators determined the fire started on an exterior wall of the structure and was intentionally set,” King said in a news release.

The insurance and safety fire office is assisting the fire department and sheriff’s office in Lumpkin County.

A reward of up to $10,000 is available for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information can contact the fire investigations unit at 1-800-282-5804.

Friends to Follow social media