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Tuesday September 1st, 2015 12:14PM

Buford fire ruled as arson, reward offered

By Alyson Shields Reporter
BUFORD - A weekend fire on Nelson Brogdon Boulevard in Gwinnett County has been deemed an arson.<br /> <br /> Captain Tommy Rutledge with the Gwinnett County Fire Department said multiple calls had brought them to the home in the 5300 block of Highway 20 in Buford on Sunday.<br /> <br /> He said when crews arrived, the two story home was fully engulfed in flames. Rutledge said no one was injured in the fire, but the home was ruled a total loss. <br /> <br /> After speaking with the home owner, the crew discovered the home had been vacant for sometime.<br /> <br /> "In fact, there were signs of vandalism that the owner said he had seen periodically in the past," said Rutledge. "According to investigators , there's no power, no utilities to the home and really no reason for a fire to have started other than an intentional act."<br /> <br /> Georgia Arson Control, Inc. is offering the reward. "That reward is up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible," said Rutledge.<br />
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