ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a home fire in Stephens County killed one victim.

On January 6th at 11:55 a.m., a passing driver reported a possible woods fire on Oak Valley Lane in Toccoa. A second caller reported a residential structure fire on the same road, with a possible resident inside the home.

“When fire officials arrived on scene, they found the residential structure fully engulfed in flames,” said Commissioner King. “Upon extinguishment, a victim, identified as an 87-year-old woman living by herself, was found in the living room of the residence. The cause of the fire remains undetermined at this time.”

Our office is assisting the Stephens County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office with this investigation.

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