Georgia Authorities Investigate String of Fires

ATLANTA (AP) -- Investigators are trying to determine whether a string of 20 suspicious fires across north Fulton and Forsyth counties in the past two weeks may be connected.

The latest fire was Wednesday at an abandoned house in Roswell.

Forsyth County Fire Marshal Steve Anderson said eight fires in 10 days in his county have caused damage from $750,000 to $1 million.

The fires appear to have been set by the same person or people, Anderson said. The fires in Forsyth County have been in vacant buildings, large commercial trash bins and vehicles, he said.

``We don't have a motive or any firm suspects, so we can't say whether it's a kid or adult,'' Anderson said.

Fire officials from several jurisdictions have been meeting to compare notes and determine which fires might be related.

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