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UPDATE: Space heater cause of fatal Butts County fire

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One dead in Butts County fire (Picture Courtesy WSB-TV)

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UPDATE: Investigators believe a space heater caused the fatal fire in Butts County Sunday.

Section 25-2-40 of the Official Code of Georgia states in relevant part... "requires every dwelling unit within an apartment, house, condominium, and townhouse shall have installed an approved battery-operated smoke detector which shall be maintained in good working order"

According to the Macon-Bibb Fire Department, your home should have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and in each bedroom if possible.

If your home is without a working smoke alarm, the Macon-Bibb county fire department will install one in your home FREE of charge.

Please call (478) 751-9180 or go by your nearest fire station.

Contact your local fire department for more information on how to install your fire alarm.


BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. - A Sunday morning fatal fire is under investigation in Butts County.

County officials confirmed via Twitter the fire happened along Highway 42 South near Indian Springs around 6:40 a.m. Sunday.

One person died in the fire. A second person was airlifted to Atlanta for treatment.

County officials say traffic is expected to be congested in the area as they continue their investigation.

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