Mobile home explosion in Middle Georgia leaves 1 dead, 1 critically injured

A mobile home explosion killed one person and hospitalized another.
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A mobile home explosion killed one person and hospitalized another.

Credit: Office Of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner

Credit: Office Of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner

A mobile home explosion in Meriwether County killed a woman and left another person in critical condition, authorities said.

About 8 p.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to the 6300 block of Rocky Mount Road in unincorporated Greenville, where a single-wide mobile home combusted, the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner said in a news release.

The 720-square-foot mobile home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, and two people were inside the 41-year-old residence when the incident took place, the release said.

Brenda Shelnutt, 64, was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died the next day. Another person, whose name was not provided, was also flown to the hospital and remains critically injured.

Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King said in the release that “the incident does not appear to be criminal in nature.” He added that the cause of the explosion has not been determined.

Meriwether County Fire Rescue and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating the incident.

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