Gwinnett County arson investigators now are ruling a house fire in unincorporated Stone Mountain as an arson.
And, after many hours "investigators painstakingly reviewed the information found at the scene, the neighborhood and surrounding area and determined that the fire was suspicious in nature," said Lt. Colin Rhoden, in a press release.
, emergency workers arrived to the 5100 block of Vivid Drive, where heavy fire and smoke billowed from a home, according to the press release. Crews then were able to slow damage to nearby areas, and to save the Vivid Drive home, though there was extensive interior damage.
The "unusual" spread of the fire and the amount of destruction led arson investigators to bring on special, fire K-9s to assist with determining the cause, Rhoden added.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Gwinnett Fire Arson and Explosives Investigation Section at 678-518-4890 or the Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 1-800-282-5804.
Georgia Arson Control, Inc. offers a reward of UP TO $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for arson.