Early Morning Fire Kills Adult, 4 Children

NEWNAN, Ga. (April 27, 2013)--An adult and four young children died in an early morning fire Saturday in Newnan, Ga., about 30 miles southwest of Atlanta.

A spokesman for the state insurance commissioner says a call about the fire came in at 1:17 a.m. Saturday.

Glenn Allen said Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens ruled the fire accidental.

He said the origin was an electrical panel in the home's den area.

Allen says Alonna T. McCrary, 27, and her daughters, Eriel McCrary, 5, and Nikia White, 2, were killed in the fire.

Messiah White, 3, and McKenzie Florence, 2, also died.

Allen says the two were sleeping over at the home.

Another daughter, Nautica McCrary, 11, was taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.

Allen said he didn’t have information about her condition.


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