Fire at probation office ruled arson


A fire at a probation office in Cherokee County has been ruled arson, fire investigators said.

The fire started about 5 a.m. Monday when a Molotov cocktail was thrown through a window at 100 Medical Lane, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in a news release.

The blaze heavily damaged the front lobby area and resulted in more than $10,000 in damage. 

No injuries were reported in the incident, authorities said.

Anyone with any information about the fire is asked to call Hudgens’ office at 1-800-282-5804. 

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered through the Georgia Arson Control Board for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

The Canton Police Department is assisting with the investigation, Hudgens said in the release.

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