Firefighters say small fire started in bank bathroom after closing

...Parkway, Monday morning after an employee discovered a smoky haze in the building. An Augusta Fire Department arson investigator discovered someone had set a fire in the bathroom sometime after the bank closed for business Friday afternoon...

Suspect arrested in fire set at Augusta bank

...Augusta West Parkway, Monday morning after an employee discovered a smoky haze in the building. A fire department arson investigator discovered someone had set a fire in the bathroom sometime since the bank closed for business Friday afternoon...

Arson investigator taken off job after DUI arrest

The lead arson investigator for the Augusta Fire Department has been suspended, pending an investigation into DUI charges. Lt. G.B. Hannan, 59, was...

Arson investigator is all fired up

The screensaver on the office computer of Richmond County's lead arson investigator rotates randomly through dozens of vivid, sometimes haunting photos of items, buildings and neighborhoods forever changed by...

Motorcycle fire being investigated as arson

...at the rear of the old Hornsby school in the 100 block of Laney-Walker Boulevard Extension about 2:45 p.m.Arson investigator Carlton Bradley told police the fire was being investigated as arson, according to a sheriff's office incident...

Issac Lewis

...1st Black Corporal, 1st Black Sergeant and 1st Black Captain in the Aiken City Police Department. He was also an Arson Investigator. He was awarded the Public Safety Appreciation Award. He was employed at Jackson Oil Company, Eagle Oil, CSX...

Suspect unknown in arson

...McIntyre Blvd. in reference to assisting an arson investigation, according to a Richmond County incident report.The arson investigator stated an unknown suspect started a fire in the hallway of a vacant residence. There was damage to the power box...

Local arson investigator raises clues from ashes

Fire can commit the perfect crime - burning everything in its path, including evidence of how it started. That makes fire investigator Lt. G.B. Hannan's job tough. "The destruction is the most difficult part of determining a fire," said Lt. Hannan, the primary fire investigator for the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department. "When arsonists burn something, they try to really burn it," he said. "Then it's hard to determine the fire unless you find a pour pattern or accelerant. "If they use an accelerant, I'm happy."

Arson suspected in Augusta house fire

...2058 Walnut St. around 11:30 a.m. and found the rear of the house wrapped in flame, a report states.An arson investigator suspects the fire was deliberately set because no one lives in the house and the power is disconnected.

Man arrested in arson plot

...trying to hire someone to burn it down. Kanwaljit Longani, 50, was charged with criminal solicitation to commit arson, Investigator Steve Fanning said. Mr. Longani, who owns the Sunoco gas station at 3403 Mike Padgett Highway near Bobby Jones...