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April 25, 2007


Waycross  --  Nearly 400 homes were in the path of the Ware County fire, and could have been in danger. Eighteen of them burned and many of those may not be insured.

Insurance and Fire Safety Commission John Oxendine arrived in Waycross Wednesday to inspect the fire damage. Oxendine stopped at the evacuation shelter to make sure everyone's needs are being met. Unfortunately many who lost their homes may not have had insurance.

"Unfortunately of the 18 homes, it appears at this point, it might be only three of them that actually have insurance, a lot of the homes were mobile homes," said Oxendine. "They were rental homes they didn't have renters insurance, they were sort of isolated."

Oxendine also let area businesses know they may qualify for disruption compensation, because many businesses had to close their doors because of the fire.

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