Fatal fire in Rockdale under investigation

June 15, 20161min6910
The remains of a deadly house fire that left one dead and two injured

CONYERS—Authorities are investigating a deadly house fire that claimed the life of a 40-year-old Rockdale County man late Sunday and caused injuries to his 63-year-old mother and 43-year-old sister.

The fire broke out around 8:45 p.m. at 771 Robin Drive, Rockdale County Fire Chief Dan Morgan said in a news release. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the blaze was already through the roof in one portion of the structure. Authorities said the fire and a possible explosion of natural gas resulted in significant damage to the structure.

The man died at the scene. The mother was transported by air ambulance to Grady Hospital with second and third degree burns. The sister was taken to Rockdale Medical Center for treatment.

Fire Investigators with Rockdale County Fire Rescue, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATFE), and Atlanta Gas Light are investigating the cause of the fire.

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