The couple was found inside the home after the massive fire.
Photo: Monroe County Emergency Services
Photo: Monroe County Emergency Services

Man and wife, ages 87 and 91, found dead in house fire in Monroe County

A Georgia couple was found dead after a massive house fire in Monroe County Saturday evening, officials said. 

Morris Adair, 87, and Virginia Adair, 91, were both inside when a fire destroyed their home, according to Monroe County Emergency Services. 

A neighbor reported the fire at the home on Strickland Loop in Forsyth shortly before midnight, fire officials said in a statement. 


FATAL FIRE: It is with sadness that we inform you of a fatal fire last night in Monroe County. Before midnight, MCES...

Posted by Monroe County Emergency Services, Georgia on Sunday, August 18, 2019

The first firefighters at the scene found the home “almost completely in flames, including the grass and cars around it.” 

The firefighters knew that the Adairs lived in the house and used a thermal imaging camera to find them. Their bodies were pulled from the burning home, according to the statement. 

“Please keep the family of friends of (Virginia and Morris Adair) in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this horrific tragedy,” the statement said. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The man and woman were taken to a crime lab for an autopsy. 

In other news: 

Police said the shooting broke out during a fight. Carver High School played Mays High School Friday night.

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