1 killed, 2 others hurt in south Georgia house fire; burn victims flown to Florida hospital

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NASHVILLE, Georgia — State fire officials are investigating a house fire that left one person dead and two others injured.

Glenn Allen, a spokesman for the state fire commissioner, said 69-year-old Johnny Edward Holton was killed in the Friday night fire in the south Georgia town of Nashville.

Injured were 19-year-old William Bohanan; and 10-year-old Dakota Garvette. Allen said both were flown by helicopter to the Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, with burns to their arms and hands.

Allen said the house was destroyed in the blaze. He said in a statement that an initial investigation showed that the fire started in the family room of the one-story wood frame home near an electric space heater. The exact cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Nashville is about 200 miles south of Atlanta.

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