ATLANTA –Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King Fire announced today that a camper fire in Taliaferro County claimed the life of one individual. The fire occurred on June 5 at approximately 9 a.m. on Saggus Road in Crawfordville and is believed to be accidental in nature.

“This instance tragically claimed the life of a 67-year-old male,” 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 believe this fire was caused by a space heater in the camper.”

This marks the 67th 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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