ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Crawford County home fire caused the death of two Georgia residents.

Just after 2:00 a.m. on October 11th, Crawford County Fire officials and Roberta Police responded to a residential structure fire with reports of multiple victims trapped.

“Upon arrival, emergency responders found the home fully involved with fire,” said Commissioner King. “Four occupants were able to escape, with one being transported to the hospital for an arm injury that occurred during their escape. Two victims perished in the fire, and their bodies are being transported to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy. While the investigation remains ongoing, we do not believe the fire was intentional at this time.”

According to the surviving occupants, a single smoke alarm was installed in a hallway; it is believed the smoke alarm was inoperable at the time of the fire.


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