A Friday night house fire in Franklin claimed the life of Russell Wade Owens. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that deputies responded around 9:00 p.m. to 325 East Main Street and that fire department personnel were already on the scene. It appears that the fire started in the front bedroom of the house where the victim likely slept. No one else was in the house at the time of the fire. Owens, age 55 was pronounced dead at the Fulton County Hospital.
News Release, For Immediate Release, August 19, 2013, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 870 368 4203