Walker County house fire kills 2 people

WALKER COUNTY, Ga (WDEF) – Walker County Fire and rescue responded to a report of a structure fire early Monday morning.

The house located at 491 Bicentennial Trail was consumed in heavy smoke and flames when firefighters arrived.

“The first arriving unit reported heavy fire from the residential structure. When they made entry they located two victims inside,” says Scott Forrest , Walker County Fire Marshall.

The two victims died while inside the home.

Multiple fire units from across walker county responded to the blaze, along with crews from Catoosa County and Walker State Prison.

Now that the flames are out, the investigation will begin.

“As soon as the fire crews finish inside, we’ll be able to get inside and look and try to make a determination of the origin and cause, basically, depending on how intricate that investigation gets will depend on the outcome and how long before we can make a determination,” says Forrest.

The names of the two victims have not been released yet.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more.

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