Local firefighters turned out to battle a structure fire at 169 Wildlife Lake Road on Saturday. Summerville, Trion and Gore Fire Departments responded to the house fire around 9:21 AM.
Gore Fire Chief John King states that the fire was deemed a total loss and electrical in origin. King said that investigators on the scene said that the power to the residence had been installed illegally and that it was bypassing the Georgia Power meter. King said, “There was no meter installed on the home at the time of the fire.”
The investigation into the fire is continuing. There were no injuries reported.