RV fire claims woman's life


A Ball Ground woman died Sunday in Bartow County when her recreational vehicle caught fire.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, a 911 caller reported an RV was burning on Bailey Hill Road, in the west part of the county. When Bartow County Sheriff's deputies  and Bartow County Fire Department personnel arrived at the scene, they discovered the body of a 57-year-old woman amid the ashes. 

Early investigation revealed that the RV was undergoing engine repairs, which may have led to the fire.

Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said their investigation showed that the fire started in the RV's engine area, where the victim and her son were trying to repair it. The fire occurred when they attempted to crank it. The son suffered minor injuries that didn't require medical attention.

Although no foul play is suspected, Rogers said the investigation will remain open until an autopsy is completed. 

The victims names are being withheld pending next of kin notification.