1 Arrested In Overnight Demorest Fire

Demorest - An overnight structure fire in Demorest is being ruled arson.

The fire occurred at the residence of 2299 Double Bridge Rd. in Demorest Tuesday night.

Habersham County 911 dispatched emergency personnel to the scene at approximately 11:37 p.m. 

Emergency Services Director Chad Black says the following were dispatched to the scene: Habersham County Emergency Services Engines 13 & 14, Battalion 1, Captain 1 and Medic 121, Demorest Fire Engines 5 and Ladder 5, Lee Arrendale Station 24.

When personnel arrived, they found a “small fire in the attic of a two-story apartment,” according to.

Personnel was able to locate and extinguish the fire, which is being ruled suspicious.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office has been called in to assist.

One arrest has been made so far.  

More information to come.