House fire death under investigation in Richmond County


RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – UPDATE: The identity of the person who died in the Monday morning fire on Alden Drive has been released.

Sadly, 50-year-old Kenneth Wayne Johnson died in the fire. The autopsy results are not complete and will take some time.

A deadly house fire is under investigation in Richmond County.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen tells us the first happened on the 1000 block of Alden Drive around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning.

A body was found in the home by firefighters while working to put the blaze out.

The victim’s body has been sent to the GBI lab for an autopsy and identification.

A firefighter received a minor injury and was transported by ambulance for further evaluation.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they become available.


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