Child dies in Cartersville house fire

February 12 2022 – 8:15 PM

WRGA Staff Reports – WBHF Radio

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A house fire Friday morning in Cartersville claimed the life of a 10-year old boy.

The Cartersville Fire Department received the emergency call at approximately 3:00 am, for a structure fire located at 9 Galway Drive.

Upon arrival, the structure was found significantly involved.

It took more than 20 firefighters to bring the fire under control, after battling flames for several hours using multiple pieces of equipment. 

There were four individuals at home, during the time of the fire.

Three made it out, but Walker Phillips died in the fire.

Walker is the son of former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Cory Phillips, and his wife Courtney, a former UGA gymnast.

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