Another fatal house fire has been recorded in Northwest Georgia, the second in nine days.
The city of Cedartown reports that a three-alarm house fire took the life of a local resident Sunday night.
According to Cedartown Fire Chief Darrell Stephens, city firefighters were dispatched at 9:45 p.m. to a structure fire at 120 Herbert St.
Once on the scene, the agency called off-duty firefighters to assist, and later called the Polk County Volunteer Fire Department as well. “We worked all night and into the morning hours to put the fire out,” Stephens said.
The cause of the fire is now under investigation by the state fire marshal with assistance from the Cedartown Fire Department. The structure was a total loss. The name of the victim is not being released at this time.
Earlier: On Dec. 29, an accident fire in Kingston claimed the lives of two brothers and injured their parents.The fire, which occurred around 1:30 a.m., killed Scottie Croy, 46, and his brother, Jeffrey, 39. Their parents, David Croy, 68, and Glenda Croy, 69, were transported to area hospitals with burns and smoke inhalation. The home located at 24 Martin Luther King, Jr. Circle, was heavily damaged. “My fire investigator determined that the fire started in a rear bedroom of the home,” Deputy Insurance and Fire Commissioner Jay Florence said. “There was nothing suspicious about this fire, and we believe an electrical malfunction possibly caused the blaze.”