A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for a suspicious fire June 12 at a vacant building.
“We’re looking at this as a set fire,” said Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Tim Satterfield.
According to Satterfield, fire officials detected a “strong odor of flammable liquids in the back of the structure” at 4191 Ga. 53 East.
The 1,750-square-foot building was engulfed in flames venting through the ceiling when firefighters arrived. No one was inside at the time and no one was injured battling the blaze.
According to Dawson County tax records, the building was bought following foreclosure by Georgia Trailer and Equipment Inc. on May 23. The incident report lists Seth Brodsky of Canton as owner.
Brodsky referred comment on the fire to his attorney, Rafe Banks, who declined comment when contacted. An insurance investigator has also determined the fire was set, according to Satterfield.
The fire remains under investigation by the marshal’s office and the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to call the state’s arson control hotline at 800-282-5804 or the sheriff’s tip line at 706-265-4744.