June 17, 2021–6:44 p.m.
STAFF REPORTS/ROME NEWS=TRIBUNE
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.