Suspected arsonist involved in multiple forest fires

Several fires burning; believed to be arson

RABUN COUNTY, Ga. – Police are looking for a suspected arsonist involved with starting two forest fires on Wednesday.

There were two separate fires in close proximity to each other and are still active. The first fire happened on Highway 28 south near the GA/SC line. It was dispatched out at 12:44 p.m., according to Rabun County Fire Services.

The fire is on national forest land and officials are unsure of the amount of acres that are impacted.

The second fire began on Tallulah River Road. It was initially dispatched at 5:12 p.m., as multiple fires on different sides of the road.

As of late Wednesday night, firefighters battled two fires on Tallulah River, each are estimated to be 100 acres.

Rabun County Sheriff’s Department put out a lookout for a dark blue SUV that was occupied by a male driver who was a person of interest in both fires.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.  

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