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Reward sign burned after suspicious fires
Vacant mobile home set ablaze twice in 7-day span
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A sign seeking information on two fires at a Hall County mobile home in May was also vandalized and burned recently, adding to fire officials' suspicions over the cause of the blazes.

A reward may be offered for information that leads to an arrest in the case of two suspicious fires at the same Hall County mobile home last month.

The fires occurred May 20 and May 27 at the same vacant doublewide mobile home at 4872 Poplar Springs Road. Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said both fires were considered “very suspicious,” and help from the community is being sought to find the cause and who may be responsible.

Cagle said suspicions are based on two factors: the mobile home being vacant at the time, and the fact that there was no “true” ignition source that could have started a fire accidentally.

He said the first fire damaged approximately 30 percent of the home. The second fire then destroyed the structure.

After the fires, Cagle said the Fire Marshal’s Office placed an arson sign out front advertising a reward for information. But the sign also was vandalized and burned.

“I would not say the sign confirmed (suspicion of arson), but it certainly made it a little more interesting,” Cagle said in an email. “I have never seen that. I would ask the community really keep their eyes open and report anything that may be out of the ordinary.”

Anyone with information on the fires is asked to call the Hall County Fire Marshal’s Office at 770-531-6838.

A reward of up to $10,000 from the Arson Control Board could be available for information that leads to an arrest, Cagle said.

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