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Fourth fire set at hotel in 24 hours

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POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

A fourth fire has erupted Tuesday morning from the same hotel in Pooler in just 24 hours.

The fires occurred at the Ramada Inn at 301 Treutlen Dr. in Pooler. The Pooler Fire Dept., the state fire marshal and the Pooler police investigation team responded.

Glenn Allen, a spokesman from the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, told WTOC that three fires were set Monday. One occurred in a utility room and two other fires occurred in two hotel rooms. Allen said three of the fires occurred at 9:57a.m., 10:17 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Monday and have been ruled arson and that person responsible should be considered dangerous. 

Lt. Karen Zantow, lead investigator on Pooler Criminal Investigation Command Team, said the fourth fire broke out at about 7:45 a.m. in another room.

The hotel was occupied at the time and had been evacuated. Guests have mostly returned to their rooms. No one was injured. Damage to the hotel has been minor.

Zantow said the hotel called in private security on Monday night to keep watch overnight.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Arson Tip Hotline at 800.282.5804. Rewards of up to $10,000 are given for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist. Calls are taken 24 hours a day; callers can choose to remain anonymous.

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