clear
Tuesday September 1st, 2015 10:28PM

Spring Rd. fire deemed suspicious

By B.J. Williams News Director
GAINESVILLE - An overnight fire in Hall County destroyed a building on Spring Road, and authorities are calling the fire suspicious.

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said crews from both the county and city of Gainesville fire departments were called to the scene about 3:15 a.m. Thursday. He said the 1800-square-foot structure was vacant and almost burned to the ground by the time crews arrived.

"There were a couple of mattresses - mattress springs - found in the fire," said Cagle. "This [building] could have been used by vagrants, could have been a hangout for teenagers - both were stated by neighbors to have been the case."

Cagle said there was no power to the building, and it appeared to have been vacant for some time. He said residents in the area also told authorities the building had been used as a church at one point.

While the burning structure was located close to occupied homes in the area, Cagle said none of those buildings was damaged.

Fire investigators are expected to be on the scene later in the day.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Gainesville City Council has short fuse on new fireworks law
The Gainesville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to exercise the limited influence left under their jurisdiction by the General Assembly in the spectrum of consumer fireworks.
10:26PM ( 2 minutes ago )
Senate GOP leader says it will take new president to end Planned Parenthood's federal funding
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood, prompting heated rebuffs from conservatives.
9:14PM ( 1 hour ago )
Hall Co. authorities searching on foot for suspect
Hall County Sheriff's authorities are searching for a man that ran from a traffic stop.
5:13PM ( 5 hours ago )
US, global stocks fall sharply; Dow down 469 at close
NEW YORK (AP) — Markets are turning turbulent again after investors were unnerved by more signs of weakness in China, the world's second-largest economy.U.S. stocks sank 3 percent Tuesday, their third...
4:40PM ( 5 hours ago )
Code Orange air quality alert for Hall, other north Ga. counties
An air quality alert has been issued for Hall and a number of other north Georgia counties for Wednesday.
4:38PM ( 5 hours ago )