Chattooga County Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire on Fourth Street Thursday morning.  When they arrived they found that 35 year-old Charlie Gifford had died as a result of the blaze.

Reports added that two other men living in the house escaped the fire without injuries.

Officials said that it is believed that the fire originated in the upstairs bedroom where Gifford was staying.

Georgia Fire Marshall’s are investigating the fire.  This makes the ninth fire fatality in Chattooga County in 2016.