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One firefighter killed, one injured in blaze

JOHN'S CREEK - One firefighter died and another was injured battling a house fire in north Fulton County early Monday. A man inside the home was also killed, fire officials said.

Firefighter Felix Roberts, 41, died as a result of fighting the blaze, which erupted shortly before 5 a.m., said Fulton County Fire Department spokesman Gregory Chambers. The other victim wasn't immediately identified.

Mr. Roberts and another firefighter were found in the home's kitchen after a "flash over" burst of fire and heat.

Firefighter Wayne Gilliard was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and treated for burns to his hands. Another firefighter, Capt. Anthony Avery, was treated for chest pains.

Crews recover bodies of 2 drowning victims

GAINESVILLE - Two men drowned Sunday in separate incidents in northeast Georgia lakes, authorities said.

The body of a 23-year-old man was removed Sunday afternoon from Lake Lanier, said Melissa Cummings, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Natural Resources. The man, who was not immediately identified, was last seen swimming in a part of the lake near Little Ridge Creek in Forsyth County.

On Sunday morning, Ruven Olivas, 15, of Gainesville drowned at Unicoi State Park, said White County Coroner Ricky Barrett. The teenager had been missing about 2 hours when a Hall County dive team found his body.

Police say man killed wife, then himself

FITZGERALD - A 19-year-old killed his teenage wife, wounded her stepfather and then committed suicide at a home in Fitzgerald, authorities said.

Alberto Olivares fatally shot 18-year-old Cynthia Olivares and wounded her stepfather Saturday night at her stepfather's home before turning the gun on himself, the Ben Hill County sheriff told the Macon Telegraph.

The stepfather, Waymon Anthony Jenkins, was hospitalized in serious condition. He is expected to survive.

Officials to hold water management meeting

COLUMBUS- State officials are trying to help residents better manage water resources throughout Georgia.

The Georgia Water Council will hold a town hall meeting in Columbus today as part of a series of meetings across the state to discuss water planning.

The council consists of legislators, legislative appointees and state agency heads with water-related responsibilities.

Another town hall meeting is set for Wednesday in Albany, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported Monday.

- Edited from wire reports


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