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Norcross house blaze was arson, officials say

— Fire officials believe a Sunday evening fire at a vacant home in the 6000 block of Kay Drive in Norcross was intentionally set.

The fire, reported at 8:05 p.m., damaged a bedroom in the rental property. The home is not lived in, and no injuries were reported. No one was at the property when firefighters arrived, said Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

Fire crews extinguished the blaze about 10 minutes after arrival, said Rutledge.

Rutledge said the owners live out of town, and the property is managed by a rental company. Fire investigators have ruled arson as the cause.

Exactly how the blaze was ignited wasn't specified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gwinnett Fire Arson and Explosives 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 arsonists.