A Christmas morning fire in Warren County that claimed two lives and injured two others is under investigation, according to the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office.
The fire occurred at 45 Thomas Road in Warrenton around 5 a.m., claiming the lives of Robert Franklin, 78, and his grandson Bob Frails, 17. Robert’s wife, Toni Franklin, 75, and his grandson Tyrese Franklin, 14, were injured and transported to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctor’s Hospital.
“The exact cause of this deadly and destructive blaze is unknown at this time,” Deputy Insurance and Fire Commissioner Jay Florence said. “Fire investigators with our office believe a space heater or kerosene heat may have started the fire.”
There have been 114 fire fatalities in Georgia in 2017.