A recent home fire in Bulloch County claimed the lives of 4 people this week according to an article on wtoc.com.
The victims were identified as 56-year-old, Edmund Russell Davis; 55-year-old, Mary Wendi Davis; 19-year-old Susannah Maxine Davis; and 17-year-old, Haley Morea Davis.
An investigator from the Georgia fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire. Also, the cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner.
Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the Davis family as they mourn the loss of their loves ones.
Fire Safety Tips
Fire accidents are a major cause of personal injury in the United States and Georgia, damaging both personal property and lives. About 85 percent of fires occur in residences.
Here are a few of the top steps you can take to prevent injury and loss related to home fires:
- Make sure you have working smoke detectors throughout your home, on every level and outside sleeping rooms. Check them monthly, and make sure the batteries are replaced at least one a year.
- Keep a fire extinguisher in the home. These can help deal with small fires before they get out of control.
- Keep portable heaters at least three feet from anything that could catch fire.
- Keep halogen lamps away from drapes and low ceilings.
- Never overload electrical sockets, and replace frayed wires.
- Use a fireplace screen, and keep fireplace clear of flammable materials other than wood.
- Keep cooking areas clear of flammable materials.
- Take care of grease fires by sliding a lid over the burning pot or pan. Never use water on a grease fire.