1 dead in Fulton County kitchen fire

A man died Tuesday evening after a kitchen fire spread to an upstairs bedroom at a south Fulton County home, officials said.

The fire occurred on Ponderosa Court just outside of College Park, Fulton County Assistant Fire Chief Jack Butler told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Butler said the victim, identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office as 52-year-old Matthew Trotter, is the brother of the homeowner. The owner was not home at the time of the fire, according to officials.

Two others lived in a basement portion of the home, but were able to escape, Butler said.

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