2 dead, 1 critically injured in Barrow County house fire

Couple killed, man in critical condition after house fire

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. — A Barrow County family is mourning the deaths of two loved ones in a devastating house fire. A third man had to be rescued from the flames and is in critical condition.

The fire broke out Friday morning on Wages Road in Auburn.

Channel 2′s Tony Thomas spoke with Barrow County fire investigators about what they believe the victims were doing as the fire broke out.

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Firefighters said they are confident this tragedy was accidental, but they will wait for insurance investigators to arrive and determine an exact cause.

“Over the course of several minutes, we found three different people interior. We pulled them out as quickly as we could,” said Capt. Scott Dakin. “I would think possibly they were asleep because you had three victims, but I don’t know for sure.”


NewsDrone 2 flew over the home where you can see nothing left of the roof and very little left inside.

Investigators told Thomas the husband and wife who died in the fire were in their 60s, maybe 70s. Another man who lived in the house is being treated at a local hospital.

Family members gathered around what’s left of the home all Friday afternoon. They didn’t want to speak publicly as they struggle with the loss of their loved ones.

The State Fire Marshals also came to the scene. It’s standard for state investigators to come handle any fire scenes involving a death. .