Fire destroys A-Plus Alarm building

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Monday, March 1, 2004

HINESVILLE, Ga. - Fire investigators here have continued to probe the cause of a fire that ripped through a local alarm company’s office.

According to published reports, the two-story building that housed A-Plus Alarm Technology was destroyed on Dec. 4, when the fire broke out at 4:41 a.m. At least 20 firefighters from Hinesville and neighboring Fort Stewart worked to fight the blaze, which took almost four hours to contain. No one was injured.

Rodney Elliott, the owner of the alarm company, told the Savannah Morning News that the incident has not affected any security monitoring that the company’s customers receive. According to the company’s website, Monitronics provides monitoring services for its customers.

“This is disastrous for us,” he told the local newspaper. “Everything is gone, the computers and the equipment we use … We’ll manage somehow.”

Elliott declined to speak with Security Systems News due to “insurance problems.”

A spokesperson for the Hinesville Fire Department refused to comment specifically on the fire but did mention the source of the blaze is still being investigated and the company did have a working alarm system in place.

A-Plus Alarm Technology also holds offices in Savannah and Macon.