The fire in the 800 block of East Fifth Street occurred near midnight on Sunday. According to Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill, the family barely escaped with their lives, saved by a neighbor’s dog who alerted their neighbors to the fire. The fire spread quickly from the car and garage into the house destroying most of the inside of the home. (Jessica Palmer Photo)
The Roswell Police Department has had four cases of reported arson from Nov. 2 though Friday, Nov 15. The most recent occurred around midnight in the 800 block of East Fifth Street Sunday. Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill said: “The last fire almost left a family dead when the car that was deliberately ignited was parked in an open garage.”
According to Hamill, the family barely escaped with their lives. A neighbor’s dog began to bark around midnight. He said when the neighbors got up to see what was going on, that’s when they noticed the fire which had already spread to the home. The neighbor ran next door and alerted the residents of the fire.