UPDATE: Burton and Blakeney Streets will be blocked off for at least another hour.
According to Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard, the homeowner was still inside the house and succumbed to their injuries.
The identity of the individual that died in the fire will not be released at this time.
The family is on the scene along with Mayor Greg Carswell, Council Person Alberta Anderson, and Pastor Charles Green, Jr.
Chief Deputy Blanchard says,
” Please keep the family in your prayers as we are all #OneCommunity “
The Burke County Coroner’s Office has been requested to respond to the scene.
Names cannot be released at this time as the investigation is ongoing.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WJBF) – Burke County Sheriff’s Office and Burke County EMA/Fire and Rescue are on the scene of a structure fire on Burton St. in Waynesboro.
Burton and Blakeney Streets are blocked off in both directions. There is no word yet if anyone is injured.
Please avoid the area at this time.