The Georgia Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate a house fire that occurred around 7:55 p.m. on Monday in Banks County.
Banks County Interim Fire Chief Brian Eubanks said the three bedrooms, two baths doublewide mobile home located on Sunset Drive, Maysville, was heavily damaged by the fire. Sunset Drive is located off Russ Rumsey Road, which is off Yonah-Homer Road.
Eubanks estimated about 35-40 percent of the home was damaged in the fire. “Good training and a quick knock-down played a big part in the home still being intact,” Eubanks said.
Eubanks said, “When we arrived on the scene we found multiple points of origin, the fire was determined to be suspicious and we called in the state fire marshal to investigate.”
Mitch Madaglia, with the public information division of the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, said on Tuesday morning the fire has been deemed as arson, but is still under investigation.