One dead, one critically injured in a house fire early Monday

June 20, 2022–10:00 p.m.

STAFF REPORTS

An elderly woman died and a child was left severely burned in a house fire early Monday morning.  

The fire occurred just after 2 am at 2272 Cave Spring Road.  

The 90-year-old victim has been identified as Louise Hartley.  

The 12-year-old child was taken to the Joseph M.Still Burn Center in Augusta for treatment.

The two-story home was extensively damaged.  

According to Rome Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewnimg, the cause of the fire is undetermined and the investigation is ongoing with Floyd County Police, the GBI, and the state fire marshal’s K9 investigator. 

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