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Friday July 31st, 2015 11:31PM

Lawrenceville house fire ruled as arson

By Alyson Shields Reporter
LAWRENCEVILLE - A Monday afternoon house fire in Lawrenceville has been ruled as an arson.<br /> <br /> According to a release from Gwinnett County Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge, neighbors reported the East Village Way SE home on fire at about 2:15 p.m. Monday.<br /> <br /> Firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly, however, the interior of the home was extensively damaged.<br /> <br /> Rutledge reported evidence suggested that a fire was started in multiple rooms in the house. The fire is being investigated as arson. Specific details will not be released as the investigation continues.<br /> <br /> The family that lived in the home was not there at the time of the fire. The four adults and two children were unhurt. They are receiving temporary assistance from the American Red Cross.<br /> <br /> Fire Investigators are asking anyone with information to please contact the Gwinnett Fire Investigations Section at 678.518.4890 or the Georgia Arson Control Hot Line 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.<br />
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