LINCOLN COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man after they say he started a fire in his room in the Motel 1 on Gordon Highway, Saturday around 3 a.m.
Upon arrival, deputies found flames and smoke coming from the second floor of the building. They joined with the fire department and acted quickly, safely evacuating the occupants of the hotel. During the investigation, it was discovered that the fire was started and contained in room 210.
Investigation revealed that the room was being rented by Hiram Gadson. He had a dispute with management earlier that day.
According to an arson investigator with the fire department, the fire was intentionally set. Gadson was arrested and charged with arson in the first degree.
No injuries were reported during the incident.