ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that one person was killed in a Taliaferro County fire. The accidental fire occurred at 2579 Bethany Chapel Road in Crawfordville around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12.

“The deceased was found by the Taliaferro County Fire Department inside a bedroom,” said Commissioner King. “We are now awaiting a positive ID from the GBI Crime Lab. Working with the Taliaferro County Sheriff’s Office and the Taliaferro County Fire Department, we have ruled this fire to be accidental in nature.”

This marks the 11th death from a Georgia fire in 2021.


The mission of the Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner is to protect Georgia families by providing access to vital insurance products and safe buildings through fair regulation that creates economic opportunities for all Georgians.

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