Christmas Eve house fire takes one life

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ga. – A Christmas Eve house fire has taken the life of one victim in Franklin County.

The fire occurred at Buttercup Lane in Gumlog in Franklin County, Georgia during the early morning hours.

The body of the victim has been taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for positive identification.

Four other occupants were present during the house fire and they were taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.

“The residence was completely destroyed by the fire, the cause of which is still under investigation at this time,” said Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King.

Commissioner King also stated that his office is working with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Gumlog Fire Department on the case.

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