A fire at an Alto home on Sept. 28, 2019 has been ruled a case of arson.
The fire was reported at a residence on Yonah Homer Road in Banks County just after 4 p.m., according to the Safety Fire Commissioner's Office.
"The fire was set to a wooden deck surrounding a fire pit. Thankfully, the deck is not connected to the house on the property," said Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King in a media statement. "The deck suffered major damages from the fire."
No injuries were reported.
King is asking anyone with knowledge about the fire to call the Arson Hotline at 1‐800‐282‐5804. Rewards are offered of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fire. Calls are taken 24 hours a day and callers can choose to remain anonymous.
Banks County Fire and Emergency Services is assisting with the investigation.