UPDATE: Auburn Police Chief Paul Nadeau confirmed the individual arrested was a juvenile and as such, the name is being withheld. The juvenile has been charged with arson in the second degree. Nadeau said the investigation into the fire is ongoing and the other individuals involved were juveniles between the ages of 14 and 16 from both the Auburn and Winder areas.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a Saturday, March 2, fire at a vacant trailer in Auburn.
Shortly after 2 p.m., communication officers with Barrow County Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting a fire at 112 Etheridge Road.
“Firefighters found two rooms of a vacant trailer with heavy fire showing,” Battalion Chief Mike Stoops said in a news release. “”We made an aggressive interior attack and were able to quickly bring the fire under control.”
The double-wide trailer was vacanta the time of the blaze. The Fire Investigation Team and the Auburn Police Department investigated and determined the cause of the fire was arson. An Auburn police officer responding to the area stopped a suspicious subject and this individual lead to the identity of several suspects and the eventual arrest of one person.
The name of the individual who was arrested was not immediately available.