Suspicious fires remain unsolved

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - As part of Arson Awareness Week, Savannah Fire and Emergency Services is remind residents to report any suspected arson activity or suspicious activity that may accompany any fire incident.

The U.S. Fire Administration and its partners use the first week of May to focus public attention on the value of a collaborative effort in battling arsonists, according to SFES.

SFES investigators are asking for the public's help in two suspected arson cases.

On April 7, firefighters were dispatched at 12:20 p.m. to a blaze at Quail Run Townhomes near the corner of Middleground Road and Mohawk Avenue. The fire ripped through the two-story home at 1014 Mohawk Ave.

Investigators determined the fire originated in a living room area on the ground floor and they are investigating the blaze as arson, according to SFES.

SFES investigators say fire that happened on Feb. 22 at a laundry cleaning business at 8414 Waters Ave. was the result of a trash can being lit on fire inside the business.

That blaze caused extensive damage to the laundry facility and two nearby businesses sustained minor smoke and water damage.

As firefighters were wrapping up their operation at the laundry business, two additional, nearby dumpster fires were reported to SFES dispatchers.

Investigators believe all four fires are the work of the same individual or individuals, according to SFES.

Those with information can call the department's Arson Unit at 912.644. 5958 or The Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 800.282.5804.

The Georgia Arson Control Hotline is sponsored by the state Insurance Commissioner's Office and property/casualty insurance companies doing business in Georgia. Callers can remain anonymous and they are eligible for rewards of up to $10,000.

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