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1 dead in Barrow Co. house fire

It took fire officials nearly 20 minutes to gain control of the fire.

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. — A house fire claimed the life of a man in Barrow County early Monday morning.

The fire happened around 5:00 a.m off Lokey's Ridge Road, according to Barrow Co. EMS Facebook post. 

Scott Dankin with the Barrow County Fire Department, said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is involved in the investigation, but they don't believe this is a suspicious fire. 

Credit: 11Alive
Firefighter on the scene of fatal Barrow County fire

Dankin told 11Alive that it took around 20 minutes to gain control of the fire. They are still investigating the cause of the fire. 

The man who passed away has not been identified yet.

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