Rome sees a second arson in less than a month

June 17, 2021–6:44 p.m.


A reward is being offered for information regarding a fire that was intentionally set a fire at an apartment building on Southern Street in North Rome this week.

The Rome News-Tribune reports that police who arrived on the scene could smell gasoline and there was a section of grass with burn marks consistent with the use of a fire accelerant.

Two of the apartments in the four-building unit were damaged.

This is the second arson in Rome this month.

Authorities are still seeking information regarding a fire that was intentionally set at 1200 Martha Berry Boulevard on June 3 that damaged a convenience store and a tax business downstairs.

If you have any information regarding either fire, you contact the fire marshal’s office at 706-591-0025, a crime tip line at 706-236-5000, or the Rome police at 706-238-5111.

You can remain anonymous.

Georgia Arson Control is offering up to a $10,000 award for information on both fires leading to a conviction.

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