2018-05-30 / Front Page

Weekend fire death

A Memorial Day weekend fire claimed the life of a Blakely early Saturday morning on Chipstead Avenue.

The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Datavis Efford.

The cause of the 12:45 a.m. blaze which heavily damaged the home is being investigated by the State Fire Marshall’s office. It is believed the fire started in the rear of the home.

Ten people were reportedly inside when the house caught fire. The victim’s body will be transported to the GBI crime lab for autopsy.

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