81-year-old dead after house fire in Hancock County
SPARTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced Friday morning that an 81-year-old victim is dead after a home fire in Sparta.
At the request of the Hancock County Fire Department, Georgia Fire Marshal’s Office investigators responded to a home fire on Barnes Road.
Neighbors reported hearing a woman shouting before hearing an explosion and seeing fire in the home.
First responders found the victim in a storage closet connected to the garage.
The body has been transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab for positive identification.
“While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, it is believed to be accidental in nature,” King said.
Along with the Hancock County Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office also responded.
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