Fire officials believe a July 6 blaze which destroyed a vacant home in Buford was intentionally set.
According to Rutledge, investigators believe the fire was an act of arson.
"The home had no utility service and there was no other reason for a fire to have started," Rutledge said. "The owner of the property was contacted and stated that there had been signs of vandalism to the home in the past."
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Gwinnett Fire Investigation Section at 678-518-4890 or the Georgia Arson Control Hot Line at 1-800-282-5804. Georgia Arson Control offers a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for arson.
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