Burke Co. couple killed in house fire

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
A fire in Burke County killed two people on Sunday. (WRDW-TV)

A fire in Burke County killed two people on Sunday. (WRDW-TV)

Monday, May 6, 2013

KEYSVILLE, Ga. (WRDW) -- A Burke County couple was killed in a fire on Sunday evening.

Officials say the fire at a home on Phillips Street in Keysville, Ga., killed 62-year-old Eddie James Waltower and 60-year-old Sarah Waltower.

In a news release, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says the fire started on the back porch near a freezer around 8:30 p.m. Hudgens says the fire has not been found to be suspicious.

The bodies of the victims have been taken to the state crime lab for autopsies.

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