Police searching for arsonist after three fires in one Forsyth County neighborhood

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Authorities in Forsyth County are on the hunt for the person who set fire to a neighborhood clubhouse, a pavilion, and a resident's car all in one week.

The ordeal centers around two subdivisions off Old Alpharetta Road and residents have grown increasingly alarmed as the latest fire was set dangerously close to a family's home.


Investigators said the first incident was July 5, as someone set fire to the Springmonte subdivision clubhouse. The entire interior of the clubhouse was destroyed and will cost around $200,000 to replace, according to neighborhood leaders.

July 8, Forsyth County firefighters responded to a second fire at the subdivision's pavilion behind the clubhouse. The pavilion area remains closed for repairs.

Then on the evening of July 11 before midnight, firefighters put out a car fire in the Saddlebrook Glen subdivision that raged dangerously close to a family's home. Arson investigators told FOX 5, authorities detained a person in a traffic stop shortly after the incident and arrested them on unrelated charges; the person, investigators said, is being questioned about the fires.


The culprit behind all three fires has not been named or identified yet. Anyone with information is asked to call the Georgia Arson Control Board at 1-800-282-5804. There is a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest of the arsonist.