Police: Recent house fires in Ashburn are connected - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Police: Recent house fires in Ashburn are connected

Investigators believe the same person may have started two recent house fires in Ashburn. (Source: WALB) Investigators believe the same person may have started two recent house fires in Ashburn. (Source: WALB)
"There's possibly a motive, we're still working on that," said Det. Michael Kling. (Source: WALB) "There's possibly a motive, we're still working on that," said Det. Michael Kling. (Source: WALB)
Police said this house went up in flames Monday on East College St. (Source: WALB) Police said this house went up in flames Monday on East College St. (Source: WALB)
Police believe the fire Monday is connected to a house fire on Hanner Ave. on December 27. (Source: WALB) Police believe the fire Monday is connected to a house fire on Hanner Ave. on December 27. (Source: WALB)
ASHBURN, GA (WALB) -

Investigators believe the same person may have started two recent house fires in Ashburn.

Police said they believe a house fire on East College St. Monday and a house fire on Hanner Ave. on December 27, are connected.

According to Ashburn Police Detective Michael Kling, the woman who lived in the home where the first fire happened in December was temporarily staying in the home that went up in flames Monday.

READ MORE: Ashburn house fire ruled arson, person of interest being questioned

"There's possibly a motive, we're still working on that," said Det. Kling. "We do have somebody that we're going to question about it, and go from there."

Police said they have a person of interest in custody, who's being held on other charges.

No one was hurt in either fire.

The State Fire Marshal does have a $10,000 reward up for grabs for anyone with information that leads to an arrest.

If you know anything about the fires, call the state arson hotline at 800-282-5804.

Copyright 2018 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Keys to keeping your animals cool during summer weather

    Keys to keeping your animals cool during summer weather

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-06-25 04:18:12 GMT
    The owner of Busy Elves said it's important to keep your animals in shady areas for the summer. (Source: WALB).The owner of Busy Elves said it's important to keep your animals in shady areas for the summer. (Source: WALB).
    The owner of Busy Elves said it's important to keep your animals in shady areas for the summer. (Source: WALB).The owner of Busy Elves said it's important to keep your animals in shady areas for the summer. (Source: WALB).

    As temperatures hover around the 90's right now, one farmer said it's important to remember your animals.  The Owner of Busy Elves Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm tells us giving your animals food and drink should be a priority daily. 

    More >>

    As temperatures hover around the 90's right now, one farmer said it's important to remember your animals.  The Owner of Busy Elves Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm tells us giving your animals food and drink should be a priority daily. 

    More >>
  • New watermelon shed making a big name in GA

    New watermelon shed making a big name in GA

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-06-25 04:01:30 GMT
    A new watermelon packaging shed now sits in Mitchell County as of June. (Source: WALB)A new watermelon packaging shed now sits in Mitchell County as of June. (Source: WALB)

    A new watermelon packaging shed is bringing dozens of jobs to South Georgia. C & C Growers is in its third week of business.. You see them at your local Wal-Marts, Costcos, Food Lions, and many stores across the country. 

    More >>

    A new watermelon packaging shed is bringing dozens of jobs to South Georgia. C & C Growers is in its third week of business.. You see them at your local Wal-Marts, Costcos, Food Lions, and many stores across the country. 

    More >>
  • Vehicle maintenance should be remembered during hot weather conditions

    Vehicle maintenance should be remembered during hot weather conditions

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-06-25 03:39:18 GMT
    Parked cars on the side of the road is a common sight in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB).Parked cars on the side of the road is a common sight in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB).
    Parked cars on the side of the road is a common sight in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB).Parked cars on the side of the road is a common sight in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB).

    We're hearing a warning from law enforcement and car experts who said taking care of your car should be a top priority for this summer. They said staying under your hood all summer long checking things like your oil, fluids, and tires, will keep you safely on the roadways instead of broke down alongside a highway. 

    More >>

    We're hearing a warning from law enforcement and car experts who said taking care of your car should be a top priority for this summer. They said staying under your hood all summer long checking things like your oil, fluids, and tires, will keep you safely on the roadways instead of broke down alongside a highway. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly