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Fire officials confirm arson at old Harvey Funeral Home

DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

Two state fire investigators from Atlanta spent the day in Dawson going through what's left of the former Harvey Funeral Home, and say the cause of the fire is arson.

Dawson Public Safety Director Charlie Whitehead said they have not determined what caused the fire that destroyed the historic building.

It caught fire Saturday night, and firefighters were there overnight putting out the fire and making sure it didn't ignite again.

“Everything went extremely well. We had good cooperation from the Terrell County Fire Department, the Bronwood Fire Department. Everybody pitched in to help," said Public Safety Director Charlie Whitehead.

The owners did not wish to speak on camera, but said they were sad to see their former home catch fire.

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