Gwinnett firefighters were called to a Loganville neighborhood in unincorporated Gwinnett just before 5 p.m. Friday for the third fire in the past two months. The previous two incidents had already been ruled arson, so investigators were called in on this occasion. Officials said arson appears to be the cause of the fire once again.
“Investigation revealed that the fire was incendiary in nature," Lt. Colin Rhoden, public information officer for Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services, said in a press release. "Investigators are in the process of locating a suspect.”
Fire crews were dispatched to a home at the 2300 block of Range Heights Terrace at 4.54 p.m. on Aug. 3. They arrived to find the one-story home had moderate smoke and fire in the front room.
“Firefighters forced entry to the back door and quickly extinguished the blaze and checked for fire travel in the house,” Rhoden said in the release. “There was light to moderate damage to the interior of the house and the fire was contained to one room near the front of the house.”
The house was vacant and no injuries were reported. Rhoden said the previous occupants had recently moved out. Two house house fires in June, one in the 2400 block of Range Heights Terrace, and another in the in this same neighborhood, had already been ruled arson.