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Arson Hits Loganville Neighborhood for 3rd Time

Investigators in process of locating a suspect.

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. 

Susan August 05, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Were both of the houses un-occupied? I'm surprised more of this isn't happening due to the financial hardships, forclosures etc.. Sad
Sharon Swanepoel August 05, 2012 at 08:04 PM
All three were recently vacated and were standing empty. Just by the wording it appears as though they are maybe looking for one person, but I will check with officials tomorrow.
Tammy Osier August 05, 2012 at 09:15 PM
I'll be interested as to what they find. Either it's arson to collect money, or kids (or older) hanging out and doing things they shouldn't be doing. But seeing as it was one right after the other, probably the former. Otherwise, how does a vacant house catch fire?
Mudd August 05, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Not the best of neighborHOODS...
rpg August 05, 2012 at 09:45 PM
There was another fire started last Sunday on Red Rose Lane in the front yard of a house. Fire and police were called and reports written.
krisrose August 05, 2012 at 11:15 PM
the 1st was foreclosed, the other were renters. They still have personal belongings on the property. The latest home was just finished moving out on wens.
krisrose August 05, 2012 at 11:16 PM
This is a good neighboorhood. Please dont bash it as hoods. Most of us have lived here 10 or more years and take pride in our subdivision. These recent acts are acts of arson most likely from a young person that lives in the adjoining subdivsion.

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