Adam Rogers, 58, and several of his dogs were killed in a mobile home fire early Friday morning. Two other people were injured trying to rescue Rogers from the blaze.
Photo: Office of Commissioner of Insurance
Photo: Office of Commissioner of Insurance

Man killed after entering mobile home fire to save dogs

A man died Friday as he was trying to save his dogs from an early morning mobile home fire in Walton County, according to the state fire marshal’s office. 

Adam Rogers, 58, was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital’s burn center, where he later died, office spokesman Glenn Allen said.

Two other people — Daniel Stevenson and Krade Kardem — sustained minor burns to their hands and feet while they worked to rescue Rogers from the blaze, according to Allen.

Fire officials responded to the blaze about 2:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of Willow Springs Church Road in Social Circle, which is about 45 miles east of downtown Atlanta.

"My investigator determined that the cause of the fire was the result of unattended stovetop cooking," Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said. "The blaze destroyed the late-model mobile home, and several dogs perished in the fire."

Officials said Rogers was awakened by the smell of the smoke and alerted the other occupants inside the home. 

All of them exited the residence, but Rogers re-entered the home to rescue several of his pet dogs. 

When he didn’t come out, Stevenson and Kardem went back inside to get him. 

Rogers is the 63rd person in Georgia to be killed in a house fire this year, Allen said.

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