Mo­bile home fire in Trion caused by wood stove, kills 6 peo­ple

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TRION, Ga. (AP) — State of­fi­cials say a fire in a mo­bile home in north­west Ge­or­gia that killed six peo­ple was caused by an im­prop­erly in­stalled wood stove.

State fire mar­shal's of­fice spokesman Glenn Allen tells The As­so­ci­ated Press the mo­bile home fire hap­pened around 10:30 p.m. Sun­day in Trion.

Allen says the blaze killed a man and woman and four chil­dren. He wasn't im­me­di­ately sure how many of the chil­dren were the mar­ried cou­ple's chil­dren.

State in­ves­ti­ga­tors were on the scene Mon­day and de­ter­mined the fire was ac­ci­den­tal. Allen said they de­ter­mined that a wood stove heater that was in­stalled Sun­day was placed too close to an in­te­rior wall with wood pan­el­ing, and that's what caused the fire.

Dan Henry/Chat­tanooga Times Free Press via AP

In­ves­ti­ga­tors work the scene at 1120 Air­port Road near Trion, Ga., where mul­ti­ple peo­ple were killed in an overnight fire that en­gulfed a sin­gle wide trailer home in Trion, Ga..

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