Fatal Webster Co. fire under investigation

RICHLAND, GA (WALB) - Information from the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office-

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens' office is investigating an early morning house fire in Webster County that claimed the life of an elderly woman.

Killed in the fire was Sammie Blakely, 81. The fire call came in around 1:15 a.m.

The house, located at 207 Fox Lane, Richland, Ga., was destroyed by the blaze. 

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

In 2014, 83 fire fatalities have been reported in Georgia.

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