Ardmore Fire Marshal Clyde Ellis is calling the circumstances behind a fire that damaged a G Street SW home Wednesday night suspicious.


The fire was reported about 9:30 p.m. at 911 G St. SW. Ellis said evidence at the scene indicated the blaze started on the patio. Flames did an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 in damage. Fire officials retrieved evidence from the fire site which has been sent to the lab for analysis. The fire remains under investigation.


Ardmore Fire Marshal Clyde Ellis is calling the circumstances behind a fire that damaged a G Street SW home Wednesday night suspicious.

 

The fire was reported about 9:30 p.m. at 911 G St. SW. Ellis said evidence at the scene indicated the blaze started on the patio. Flames did an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 in damage. Fire officials retrieved evidence from the fire site which has been sent to the lab for analysis. The fire remains under investigation.

 

“This same house burned in January and Jamie Lawson is the contractor on the house,” Ellis said.

 

Lawson is one of the defendants charged with second-degree arson in connection with the blaze that destroyed Yellow Rose Flowers and Gifts in February. Lawson was free on bond in that case, but Ellis said at the time of the G St. SW fire Wednesday he was back behind bars.

 

“He was picked up on fugitive from justice charges in connection with a case in another state,” Ellis said.
Late Thursday, Carter County Detention Center records indicated Lawson remained jailed in connection with the fugitive from justice case.

 

Anyone with information concerning the G Street SW fire is urged to contact Ellis at (580) 221-2547.