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GBI investigates after woman found injured in burning Baker Co. home

GBI is investigating the incident. (Source: WALB) GBI is investigating the incident. (Source: WALB)
Mary Benton is a neighbor. (Source: WALB) Mary Benton is a neighbor. (Source: WALB)
Gregory Guy said he's shocked to hear about what happened. (Source: WA:B) Gregory Guy said he's shocked to hear about what happened. (Source: WA:B)
BAKER CO., GA (WALB) -

Officials responded to a fire and a woman injured at a Baker County home Monday morning.

According to the Georgia Bureau Investigation, Georgia Mae Green Griffin, 61, was found with 'sharp force trauma' at a residence in the 4800 block of GA Highway 253, near Colquitt.

Officials received a call of a fire at the residence around 11:45 a.m. While officials were on their way to the scene, 911 received another call that Griffin had been injured.

Griffin was airlifted to the hospital and was in critical but stable condition.

Family members say she is at a Dothan hospital. 

Griffin's daughter lives just hundreds of feet away.

She didn't want to go on camera or provide many details, but says her mother was in the house alone.

She had been showering when she heard a boom and ran out to see the flames.

Area residents were surprised to hear the details of what happened. 

"I was straight shocked to see this happen right across the road from where I live," said Mary Benton. "And it really touched me. It's hurting."

Benton said she has lived in her home across the street for 25 years.

She and other Baker County residents said aside from a homicide just a few weeks ago, things crimes this violent just don't happen.

"It's just surprising that that would happen, I mean it's quiet. It's usually quiet around here. You don't hear anything like that going on around here."

The GBI and the Baker County Sheriff's Office are investigating the incident.

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