Cartersville firefighters responded to 9 Galway Drive in the Waterford subdivision early Friday morning to what turned out to be a fatal single-family residential fire. Here is Fire Chief Scott Carter:


The fire appears to have been at the top of the structure. None of the surrounding houses have damage.


First responders pronounced a ten-year-old boy dead on the scene.

The Cartersville Fire Department, the Georgia State Fire Marshals Office, and the Bartow County Medical Examiner & Coroner’s Office are working together to determine the cause.

We will keep you updated on any further details of the incident, including the deceased victim’s identification, as they become available.