clear
Thursday July 30th, 2015 12:13PM

Victim of Linwood Apartments fire is identified

By Katie Crumley
GAINESVILLE - Authorities have released the name of the man who died after being critically injured in a fire Tuesday at a Gainesville apartment complex.

Hall County Deputy Coroner John Wayne Abernathy identified the victim as 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Stringer.

Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said firefighters discovered Stringer unconscious inside his unit at Linwood Apartments and transported him to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he later died.

"Upon arrival the firefighters discovered one subject was in the apartment unconscious," Canada said. "That subject was removed."

Canada said the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Canada said another patient was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

"The fire was contained to that apartment... there was smoke in a couple of the other apartments that were adjacent," he said.

He said all of the apartments at the complex were evacuated as a result.

© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church near MLK Center
Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday, and police and federal authorities were investigating.
By Associated Press
11:41AM ( 32 minutes ago )
Teen hurt in Dawson Co. crash last month dies from injuries
A student from North Forsyth High School has died from injuries he suffered in a car crash a month ago.
By AccessWDUN Staff
10:24AM ( 1 hour ago )
Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 267,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the increase was from a very low level and the figures still point to a healthy job market.Applications for jobless ai...
8:48AM ( 3 hours ago )
US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370
SYDNEY (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tr...
6:44AM ( 5 hours ago )
More than 200 rabbits being removed from Gwinnett property
Gwinnett County authorities said more than 200 rabbits are being removed from a property on Bennett Road in Gwinnett County.
By AccessWDUN staff
6:29AM ( 5 hours ago )