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Fannin County fire ruled arson

  • May 15, 2019
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Fannin County chicken house fire ruled arson

Atlanta – A fire investigator with the Insurance and Safety
Fire Commissioner’s Office has determined that a chicken
house fire in Fannin County was intentionally set. The fire
occurred on Monday, May 6th around 8:49 AM.
“The chicken house was located at 260 Old Silver Mine
Road in McCaysville, GA. One chicken house was totally
destroyed and the adjacent house is lightly damaged,” said
Safety Fire Commissioner Jim Beck. “The houses were constructed
in 1985 and each is 15,200 Square feet. Approximately
8,500 Chickens were lost in the fire.”
Safety Fire Commissioner Jim Beck is asking anyone
with knowledge about this 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 the
arsonist(s). Calls are taken 24 hours a day and callers can
choose to remain anonymous.
Investigators with the Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office
are assisting the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office and the
Fannin County Fire Department with this investigation.