Investigators Seek Arsonist Who Set Pool-House Fire, then Called 911 to Report It

The blaze was set around 3 a.m. on June 6 in a Peachtree Corners subdivision.

Suspect in a June 6 pool-house fire in Peachtree Corners. Credit: Courtesy Gwinnett Fire PIO
Suspect in a June 6 pool-house fire in Peachtree Corners. Credit: Courtesy Gwinnett Fire PIO

Gwinnett County Fire investigators have released surveillance images of a man they say started a fire at a subdivision pool in Peachtree Corners last week.

The fire was set around 3 a.m. on Friday, June 6 at 3350 Wyntree Drive in the Wyntree subdivision.

And in an odd twist, investigators believe the suspected arsonist called 911 from the pool-house phone to report the blaze.

Gwinnett Fire spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge said the fire caused extensive damage to the pool house, damaging a wall and two entrance doors.

Surveillance images show an adult male loitering in the area, then setting a fire in a corner at the building.

A Gwinnett police officer who arrived first on the scene put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. Firefighters had to remove part of the siding and some sheetrock to make sure it was out.

Investigators are hoping the public can help them identify the suspect. If you have information on the man or the incident, contact the Gwinnett Fire Investigation Section at 678-518-4890 or the Georgia Arson Control Hot Line at 1-800-282-5804.

Georgia Arson Control, Inc. offers a reward of UP TO $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for arson. Arson is a felony crime and is punishable by 1 to 20 years behind bars.


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