An arrest has been made in the aftermath of a Sunday fire that destroyed a mobile home on Harry Porters Heirs Road in Long County, displacing a family of three.
According to Ludowici and Long County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Chris Moss a resident of the home has been arrested. The man, whose name was not provided by authorities, is suspected of starting the fire and pending charges of arson. He was arrested Sunday afternoon after investigators determined the fire had been intentionally set.
According to Capt. Gary Fairchild, incident commander, the Long /Ludowici Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched shortly before 9 am.
Fairchild said when firefighters arrived portions of the home was engulfed in flames. Mutual aid for firefighters from the prison in Glennville and Tattnall County were requested in battling the fire.
Initially it was believed the occupants were trapped inside however it was discovered they were not home.