Elderly Dodge County man dead after house fire

PLAINFIELD, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – An elderly Dodge County man is dead after a fire at his home.

It happened on Saturday around 2:00 a.m at a Welcome Friend Church Road home in Plainfield. Dodge County Coroner Joe Smith says 88 year-old Washington Battle woke up, went to cook something in his kitchen, then went back to sleep.

Battle was airlifted from Dodge County Hospital to a burn center in Augusta where he died from smoke inhalation.

Categories: Dodge County, Local News

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