Two people are dead after an early morning house fire in Waynesboro.
It broke out shortly after midnight and happened on the 300 block of Dogwood Drive.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a house engulfed in flames and smoke.
The victims were taken to the Burke County medical center where they were pronounced dead. The names of the victims have not been released.
No word yet on what sparked this deadly fire.
The State Fire Marshall’s Office will be in Waynesboro today to help with the investigation.
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Albany fire crews responded to the scene of a fatal fire Wednesday evening.
It happened in the 100 block of Wells Avenue.
According to Albany firefighters, the body of Shelley James Keaton, 67, was found inside the living room of the residence.
The Dougherty County coroner said Keaton's cause of death was smoke and soot inhalation.
Firefighters said the fire started around 8:30 p.m. and started as an unattended cooking fire.
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It's the gift that keeps giving.
"It doesn't matter what you give them. They appreciate it so much and they get excited over anything," says Valdosta Mayor John Gayle.
On Wednesday, the Mayor's annual motorcade brought Christmas early to residents at Parkwood Developmental Center.
"So many of them would not have any Christmas at all, so it's really important that we take that responsibility as a community," says Mayor Gayle.
The motorcade brought enough gifts for over a hundred residents, and even left a few under the tree for Christmas Day.
Four people were injured after a candle sparked a house fire in Lawrenceville on Tuesday night, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services said.
Fire crews arrived to the Stanford Circle home shortly before midnight, Capt. Tommy Rutledge said. Three people were able to escape the home, but a grandmother was trapped inside. Her husband had jumped from a second-story window and gotten a ladder to get his granddaughter and infant great-granddaughter out through a bathroom window, but he was unable to get his wife through the window, Rutledge said.