CONYERS — Two people died Sunday evening in a fire at their home on Spring Street in the Milstead community. Rockdale County firefighters said an elderly disabled woman and her middle-aged son were killed in the blaze. Their names have not yet been released.

The fire started around 7 p.m. in the wood frame home. The son made it outside, but ran back in to rescue his mother and never came back out. Neighbors said they could hear the woman screaming and tried to reach her, but the flames were too intense.

According to Jacade Long of Rockdale County Fire Rescue, E911 received the first call about the fire at 7:12 p.m., with the first engine arriving five minutes later at 7:17 p.m. He said when firefighters arrived the house was fully involved with flames and thick smoke.

Firefighters made entry into the house and the mother and son were removed. They were pronounced dead while en route to the hospital.

An investigation into the fire is underway.

Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.