Heater Suspected Cause of Fatal Fire

Fire officials say a heater may be responsible for a fatal house fire in rural Geneva County.

Early Saturday morning, flames engulfed a small home on Campbell Hill Road in the Bellwood Community.

16-year-old Stepson Sanders was able to safely escape however 47-year-old Earl died in the fire.

Geneva County coroner, Max Motley, says the hottest spot in the house appeared near the wood burning heater.

The State Fire Marshall is involved in the investigation.

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