A suspicious fire in the 600 block of Chattahoochee Street in believed to be arson.
On Feb. 7, at about 3:11 p.m., Officer Nicholas Hayes responded to the residence in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival, Hayes said that LaGrange firefighters informed him that the area that was burned had nothing electrical running through it and it appeared that someone had started the fire intentionally.
Hayes observed that a rear door was left open, which is the suspected entry and exit point for the suspect.
The owner of the residence said that she and others who live in the home had been gone for a while and when they returned, just minutes before the fire department arrived, they saw the laundry room area was set on fire. The owner did say that the rear door was left unlocked.
If anyone has any additional information about this incident, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to TEXT-A-TIP at 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega.org or www.facebook.com/lagrange.police.