- Associated Press - Sunday, March 9, 2014

MEIGS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in south Georgia say a child has been killed in an early morning house fire.

State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says 9-year-old Jobris Copeland was killed in a fire early Sunday morning in Meigs, about 45 45 miles south of Albany.

Hudgens says the boy’s grandmother, 56-year-old Queen Copeland, was hospitalized with burns and smoke inhalation. Hudgens says four other people escaped the fire without injuries.


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The cause of the fire is under investigation and Hudgens says the family’s home was destroyed in the blaze.

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