APPLING, GA (WFXG) - A deadly fire in Appling has been ruled accidental.
Fifty-seven-year-old Charles Dorsey died in his home on Leopard Lane after it caught fire Tuesday morning. The Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office determined that a portable hot plate Dorsey was using to heat the home ignited flammable material, starting the fire.
The fire was reported at around 7:53 a.m. This is Georgia's first reported fire death in 2018.