Gwinnett County fire investigators have ruled arson as the cause of a morning fire at a dilapidated mobile home in unincorporated Loganville.
A passerby called 911 March 18 at 8:47 a.m. to report smoke coming from an abandoned trailer. There was no one found inside the trailer and no injuries were reported.
The fire caused minor damage to the interior and sent moderate smoke throughout the sparsely furnished structure. Witnesses told investigators that older teens and adults are known to frequent the trailer and may be involved with vandalism and drug activity. Signs of graffiti inside and broken windows littered the mobile home.
According to fire investigators, someone unlawfully entered the mobile home and ignited a small fire. Specific information about how and where the fire was started inside the trailer is not being released at this time based on the ongoing investigation.
“There is certain information about the case that’s known only to fire investigators and the person responsible for the crime,” said Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge.
Fire investigators are asking anyone with information about the fire or the person responsible to contact the Gwinnett Fire Investigations Section at (678) 518-4890 or the Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 1-800-282-5804.
Georgia Arson Control Inc. offers a reward of UP TO $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for arson. Arson is a felony crime and is punishable by imprisonment and associated fines.