ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a February 18th residential fire on Poplar Circle resulted in the fatality of a 44-year-old man.

Saturday evening, witnesses reported seeing a fire emerging from the right side of the structure and called 911. Fire crews from Troup County and the City of LaGrange located the victim in a bedroom during search and rescue attempts, who was then transported to a local emergency room.

“Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim ultimately succumbed to his injuries while in the hospital,” said Commissioner King. “Upon investigation, the fire was determined to have originated in the kitchen of the home, though the cause remains undetermined. No foul play is suspected at this time.

Our office is working with the Troup County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office on this investigation.


The mission of the Office Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire 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.


Ethan Stiles