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A Wednesday fire has been ruled an arson, and investigators are seeking help with finding a suspect responsible for burning down a house on Spratlin Road just outside the Rockmart city limits.

According to Polk County Fire Chief Randy Lacey, no one was hurt in the fire during the evening hours midweek, and the house was empty of any belongings before it burned. The Polk County Fire Department and police are working with the state in an investigation into who might have been responsible for the fire, ruling it an arson on Thursday.

According to a release from the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office, the arson completely destroyed the home at 10 Spratlin Road. They are seeking any help from the community in developing information about suspects. They cited evidence of the fire beginning at the home’s exterior as the cause of the blaze.

Anyone with any information about this fire is asked to call the Georgia Arson Hotline at 1-800-282-5804. Calls are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and callers may choose to remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $10,000 are given for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist(s).