Milledgeville woman dies in house fire, cause of fire under investigation

MILLEGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Milledgeville woman is dead after her home caught fire Sunday morning.

According to Baldwin County Fire Chief, Victor Young, 23 year old Brittany Spell was killed during a house fire at 594 Sparta Highway around 11 a.m.

Chief Young said the fire started downstairs and made its way upstairs. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

Chief Young said Spell’s parents, who she lived with, got out of the home safely. A firefighter did try to save Spell, who was upstairs during the fire, but the stairwell burned down.

Chief Young said the family also lost two dogs and a cat as well. The American Red Cross is helping the family.

Chief Young said an autopsy will be performed on Spell’s body to determine the cause of death. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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