A 12-year-old girl and a 51-year-old man were found dead Saturday morning after an early morning house fire in Rossville in a home that had no working smoke detectors, according to Walker County fire officials.
Firefighters with Walker County Emergency Services responded to a house fire that was reported around 1:15 a.m. on Dry Valley Road.
When first responders arrived, they found the home already 80% consumed.
The bodies of a 12-year old girl and a 51-year old man were found inside. Fire investigators say they believe both victims died before firefighters arrived. Investigators also did not find any working smoke alarms inside the home.
The bodies of the two victims have been sent to the GBI crime lab for autopsy. Their names are not being released at this time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.