Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton said Monday night that the victim appeared to be a male in his 60s.
Officials “have a clue” as to the victim’s identity but attempts are still being made to reach the family, Guyton said.
According to the coroner, DNA tests will be conducted, which could take up to a year and a half. It is unclear whether there is a possibility for a dental record comparison.
According to Bartow County Fire Marshal Bryan Cox, Bartow County Fire Department crews from stations 1, 2, 7 and 10 were dispatched about 4:30 a.m. to the structure fire at 505 Hall Station Road. The residence and vehicle were fully involved upon the department’s arrival. The fire department was not able to make entry into the structure due to the heavy involvement.
Once the fire was brought under control, crews conducted a search of the structure and located the deceased.
Cox said the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office and Bartow County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation.
The victim was transported to the Georgia Crime Lab for positive identification and cause of death.
The cause of the fire at this time is undetermined still under investigation.
BCFD and Cartersville Fire Department worked a structure fire Monday afternoon on Duncan Drive.
About 4 p.m. crews responded to reports of flames showing from the attic. CFD Capt. Mitch Bagley said the home was a 50 percent loss, with the roof being destroyed in the blaze.
CFD stations 1 and 3 and BCFD stations 1 and 3 responded. The fire remains under investigation.
BCFD also worked two crashes with entrapments Monday.
Stations 1 and 12 were called to a two-vehicle accident between a small pickup truck and a flat-bed truck at Hamilton Crossing Road about 3:45 p.m. The female driver of the pickup truck was pinned by the dashboard and had to be extricated. Both drivers were transported to the hospital.
BCFD Station 2 responded about 3:15 p.m. to a wreck with entrapment on Highway 293 between the two entrances of Bearden Road. The vehicle was down an embankment; the driver of the vehicle was transported.