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Two fatalities following a Bartow residential structure fire Easter Sunday

April 5th, 2021 – 1:35 PM

WBHF Radio –

(Via WBHF Radio) According to a press release, Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 170 Oak Leaf Drive at 7:02 p.m., Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Reports indicated that two people were inside the residence attempting to evacuate. Fire crews reported heavy black smoke showing from a distance while en route.

Upon arrival, Engine 7 reported the structure was fully involved. Two family members were located inside the structure and confirmed that two other family members were missing and possibly still inside the burning structure.

The two family members who escaped the fire were transported by Metro Atlanta EMS to WellStar Cobb with possible smoke inhalation injuries.

Crews worked throughout the night to locate the remaining victims due to structural collapse.

The Bartow County Fire Marshal continues an investigation into the cause of the fire, and the remains of the victims were turned over to the Bartow Coroner’s Office.

Crews cleared the fire scene at approximately 5 a.m. Monday morning.

The bodies were transported to the GBI Crime Lab for positive identification.