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Fatal Easter house fire ruled accidental

Firefighters found woman’s body

POSTED: October 23, 2013 12:29 a.m.

A fatal house fire on Easter morning has been ruled accidental.

The origin of the blaze remains undetermined, but the Forsyth County Fire Department is confident the cause was unintentional, said Division Chief Jason Shivers.

Elise Jeanette Chrisley, 40, was dead when firefighters discovered her at 5145 Shady Grove Road about 1 a.m. March 31.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation also determined Chrisley’s death was accidental, caused by smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, according to a report received through an open records request.

Chrisley was alone in the house at the time, Shivers has said, and the smoke detectors were working.

The blaze caused extensive smoke and water damage, leaving the home uninhabitable.

The fatal fire was the first this year. The second occurred Oct. 7 at the Willows apartment complex, 225 Nancy Lane near downtown Cumming. It claimed the life of 78-year-old Allen Dean Boyd.

The cause of that fire has also been ruled accidental.



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