Ranger fire claims one life

Authorities are still investigating a residential fire on Apple Road in Ranger, which claimed the life of one man on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.


A fire at a residence at 460 Apple Road NE in Ranger on Feb. 14, 2018 claimed the life of one man.

The fire happened around 1 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the Gordon County Fire and Rescue report, stations in Red Bud, Oakman and Ranger, along with Station 1 off Belwood Road responded to the mobile home fire. E-911 advised all units that the caller stated someone was inside the building, at which time LifeForce was placed on stand by.

Upon arrival, it was estimated that 50 - 60 percent of the structure was on fire. Family members told the crew on scene that there was a male subject in the front room of the home.

The crew attempted to knock the fire back around the doorway and front window so a search could be performed, but nothing was found within that area.

Firefighters eventually were able to enter the structure to do a primary search and found the victim, removing him from the structure.

The victim has been identified as Alvin Leon Graham, 75, of the residence.

Firefighters were on the scene until shortly before 6 p.m.

On Thursday, the state fire marshall was expected to perform a follow-up investigation.