Man dies in Waynesboro nursing home fire

A 65-year-old Waynesboro man died early Saturday after a fire destroyed a nursing home.

Charles Atkins was killed when a fire broke out about 4:30 a.m. at Twin Oaks Assisted Living Home at 747 Old Millen Highway in Waynesboro, according to a news release by the Georgia Department of Insurance

Six residents escaped without injury. The cause of the fire is undetermined, but investigators suspect it was caused by the improper disposal of a cigarette.



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