BERRIEN CO., GA (WALB) - The Ray City Fire Department and Berrien County Sheriff's Office were continuing Friday to try to figure out who was setting homes on fire in the county and why.
As of Friday, the fire department had responded to three abandoned homes just outside the city that were set on fire within the previous week.
Two of the homes completely burned to the ground, the other, a mobile home, was damaged on the inside as a result of the drapes being lit on fire in an apparent attempt to burn the mobile down but the mobile home did not ultimately burn down.
Ray City Fire Chief, Bob Michael, said he was concerned about what the arsonist or arsonists may do next if they weren't caught soon. "It's very concerning. If they're doin' this, there's a good chance that they want to get just that little bit more," Chief Michael emphasized.
Chief Michael encouraged everyone to keep a close eye on any abandoned homes or barns and report any suspicious people or vehicles in the area of the homes or barns to 911 immediately.
The sheriff's office said Friday that they did have some persons of interest, but would not say anymore about the investigation, citing the fact that it was still ongoing.