Gwinnett County fire investigators believe an arsonist is to blame for fires at three houses in a Loganville subdivision. Following the most recent one on Friday night, Gwinnett police have increased patrols in the Red Rose Lane neighborhood.
"Typically when we see a case like this, it's a kid or a teenager that's doing these things," said Gwinnett Police Corporal Jake Smith. "Anything we see clustered together in a small area like that is another indicator of it being a young person, or a teenager."
All of the fires have been set in the last two months, in the neighborhood surrounding Red Rose Lane just off Highway 78.
"It's like we go to sleep, and we try to find out who's going to be next," said resident Lucina Pike. "It's very scary."
All three homes were vacant at the time they were set on fire. One of them was a foreclosure. In another case, a family had just moved out when the fire was set.
Fire Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Gwinnett Fire Arson and Explosives Investigation 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 the person(s) responsible for arson.
Copyright 2012 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:05:44 GMT
A metro Atlanta woman said a snake bite cost her an arm and a leg financially. Lisa Zambito killed a copperhead snake like this one in her driveway a couple of weeks ago. "The head moved as I pickedMore >
A metro Atlanta woman said a snakebite cost her an arm and a leg - financially. More >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:46 GMT
With no state lottery in Alabama, and a buzz about the largest Powerball Jackpot in history, people are gassing up their cars, getting out cash and heading to Georgia. CBS Atlanta News caught up withMore >
With no state lottery in Alabama, and a buzz about the largest Powerball Jackpot in history, people are gassing up their cars, getting out cash and heading to Georgia.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:38:31 GMT
Should a company be allowed to patent human genes? This is a question some experts are asking in light of actress Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy. Jolie had it done after a genetic test showed sheMore >
Should a company be allowed to patent human genes? This is a question some experts are asking in light of actress Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy. More >