Fire in Baker Co. intentionally set

Baker County
Baker County(WALB)
Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 4:33 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2021 at 4:34 PM EST
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NEWTON, Ga. (WALB) - A cotton harvest fire in Baker County was determined that it was set intentionally, according to Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King.

The fire happened on Pretoria Road shortly after 5 p.m. on Nov. 25.

Thirty-six cotton bales were fully engulfed in flames.

“The harvest was a product of K and K Farms and was estimated to be a $90,000 loss,” said King. “Investigators examined the scene and determined the fire was intentionally set.”

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to call (1-800) 282-5804.

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