COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Fire Investigators and the Columbus Police Department are searching for a man connected to a house on that caught fire on Mason St. on Jan. 17. The cause of the fire is determined to be an act of arson.
The suspect, Eric Lamar Person, is described as a 5' 11" black male with brown eyes and short hair. He weighs about 160 lbs.
Eleven people were inside the home late Friday night when the fire started. A young child who was hiding under the blankets had to be rescued by firefighters and EMTS.
The Red Cross is assisting the family.
If you have any information on Person's whereabouts call Columbus Police at 706-653-3400.