Fire Kills Two
An early morning fire claimed the lives of two Cedartown men on Monday morning. Fire crews were dispatched to reported explosion of a house on Young’s Farm Road around 12:30 a.m. Fire crews were told by 911, there were suppose to be at least one person inside the building and neighbors could hear screaming just after the explosion. Upon arrival of the first fire crews the shop still building was fully involved, eliminating the possibility of an immediate rescue. Firefighters from Young’s Station, Blooming Grove, Antioch, Prior Station, Lake Creek and Fish Creek Department’s battled the blaze for nearly four and a half hours. When firefighters were able to approach the remains of the building, they found two bodies just feet from the door of the building. James Thomas Sharp, age 33 and Charles Franklin Wells Jr., age 18 were killed in the explosion. The bodies have been sent to the state crime lab for an official cause of death. The Georgia State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Polk County Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team are both investigating the accident to try and determine the cause of the explosion.