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E. Hall house fire classified as arson
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A fire that consumed a house on LaPrad Circle in East Hall on Monday evening has been labeled arson by Hall County Fire Services.

“We’ve finished digging out the scene and (there was) physical evidence to fully support arson,” Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle said.

Cagle said he could not go into detail about the specific evidence while the fire is still being investigated.
“We’re at the point now where we need the assistance from the public,” Cagle said.

He asked for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that was seen in the area near the time of the fire — a black, 2011 or 2012 Ford Mustang with tinted windows. The vehicle was driven by two men.

He said witnesses saw the Mustang drive past the LaPrad driveway before turning around and driving down the driveway toward the house.

The vehicle stayed at the house for 15-20 minutes before it was seen leaving.

Cagle said emergency calls reporting the house fire started coming in nearly 30 minutes later.

“This is definitely someone we’d like to talk to,” he said.

Though unrelated, Cagle also requested help from the public on several arson cases off Poplar Spring Road that are still under investigation.

The latest fire in the area happened last Friday and completely destroyed a barn and its contents.

The Arson Control Board will offer a reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction. The reward can be up to $10,000.

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