Woman injured in Floyd County fire: From WRGA: A woman sustained second- and third-degree burns on 25 to 30 percent of her body following a fire on Park Road early Thursday morning. Rome firefighters say crews arrived on the scene at around 4:30 a.m. to see smoke coming from the duplex. The fire was quickly knocked down but the apartment sustained moderate damage. The occupant awoke to the fire, got out of the apartment and went across the street to get help. She was taken to Floyd Medical Center and then transferred to the burn unit at Wellstar Cobb. Firefighters say she was smoking a cigarette and fell asleep, which caught the bed on fire.
Arson suspected in Rockmart blaze. Media release: Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said fire investigators with his office have ruled a Wednesday evening house fire in Polk County arson. The fire, which occurred around 7 p.m., at 10 Spradling Road in Rockmart, originated on an exterior wall of the home. The blaze destroyed the vacant residence, Hudgens said. Hudgens is requesting the assistance of the public with the solving of this arson. Anyone with any information about this fire is asked to call the Georgia Arson Hotline at 1-800-282-5804. Calls are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and callers may choose to remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $10,000 are given for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist(s). The Polk County Fire Department is assisting with the investigation.
Fatal fires in Bartow on Tuesday: WBHF reported on a fatal house fire Tuesday at Oakland Drive. That same morning, a truck driver died in a bizarre accident off U.S. 411 that also caught two nearby houses on fire.