1 of 2 deaths in NW Atlanta house fire ruled as homicide, cops say

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A woman’s death is being investigated as a homicide after her body was found in a fire at a Bankhead-Bolton home Saturday morning, according to Atlanta police.

The fire broke out around 8:30 a.m. at a house in the 900 block of Bolton Road. When it was finally extinguished, crews found the bodies of the woman and a man in separate rooms, according to an incident report from the Atlanta fire department obtained Tuesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A natural gas leak also was discovered in a water meter by the road, officials said.

Atlanta police said the causes of death were unknown at the time of the fire, but the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office later ruled that the woman died due to a homicide.

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The National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating as part of the federal agency’s role in reviewing accidents occurring during the transport of natural gas via pipelines.

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