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Investigators Declare Sugar Hill House Fire Act of Arson

Investigators are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information regarding a fire that destroyed a vacant Buford home Sunday.

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Buford investigators say the fire that destroyed a Sugar Hill house Sunday is being considered an act of arson.

Firefighters responded to multiple reports of heavy smoke coming from a house at the 5300 block of Nelson Brogdon Boulevard (Highway 20) in Buford Sunday, July 6 at 4:27 p.m.

Crews battled the blaze from the outside of the vacant, two-story home for 30 minutes, forcing a portion of Highway 20 to close for a short period of time.

The home sustained heavy damage and was deemed a total loss, according to a report from the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

The home was not lived in and no injuries were reported. The home had no utility service and thus had no reason for a fire to ignite spontaneously, according to officials. The property's owner stated the home had shown signs of vandalism in the past.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gwinnett Fire Investigation Section at (678) 518-4890 or the Georgia Arson Control hotline at 1-800-282-5804. Georgia Arson Control, Inc. is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the fire.  

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