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Authorities Investigating Deadly Cherry Street Fire

Tommy Murphy
Staff Writer

The LaGrange Fire Department is investigating a deadly fire that took the like of one unidentified victim.

Early Friday morning about 12:36 a.m., firefighters from the LaGrange Fire Department were called to the 300 block of Cherry Street in reference to a house fire. LaGrange Police officers arrived shortly before firefighters and found the house completely engulfed in flames.

First responders were initially told that there were two occupants inside the burning house, but one of the missing occupants was later determined to have made it out of the structure with only minor injuries.

Due to intense heat and a partial collapse of the structure, had to defensively attack the fire, which was called under control as of 2:28 a.m.

Firefighters were able to locate the remains of the other occupant inside the structure.

As of Friday afternoon, the identity of the deceased victim is still being withheld until positive identification can be made by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab.

The other victim was reported to have suffered a minor abrasion to his hand.

The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time and is still under investigation by both the La-Grange Fire Department and the LaGrange Police Departments.

LaGrange has not had a deadly fire since a residential fire claimed the lives of a woman and five pets on Dunson Street in 2017.

The author of this article can be reached via email at info@troupcountynews. net.


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