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2 women killed, 1 man injured in White County house fire
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Two women were killed and one man was injured in a house fire in White County Sunday, Sept. 20. (Courtesy Georgia Insurance Commissioner's Office)

Two women were killed and one man was injured in a house fire in White County Sunday, Sept. 20. 

The fire, which has been determined to be accidental, took place at 125 Autumnwood Way in Cleveland about 2:30 a.m., according to a Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s office press release. 

Coroner Ricky Barrett said Lisa Dodson, 53, and Hazel Dodson, 88, were killed. 

A neighbor called in the fire about 2:49 a.m. Upon arrival, state investigators discovered the bodies of the women and the injured man, the release states. 

The bodies were sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for autopsy and identification, and the injured man was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, according to the state office. 

All three people were believed to be residents of the home. 

State investigators are helping the White County Fire Department, White County Sheriff’s Office and the White County Coroner’s Office in the case.  

“We cannot comment on any further details about the fire’s cause, as this is an ongoing investigation,” said Austin Gibbons, special assistant to Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King, in an email Tuesday, Sept. 22. 

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