A propane explosion in Chattahoochee Hills killed one person on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The blast happened near the intersection of Cochran Mill Road and Cedar Grove Road in South Fulton County, Georgia. It was so strong that it broke windows in neighboring houses, set trees on fire, and was heard for miles.

According to the medical examiner, the victim of the tragedy was Charles Miller. He was 83 years old.

Jim Little, Police Chief of Chattahoochee Hills, reported that when officers arrived on the scene, “they found a house with some obvious damage and there was one person dead.”

According to WSB TV2 in Atlanta, investigators believe a propane tank attached to the home blew up. Chief Little said, “It appears to be some type of gas.” Investigators don’t yet know what made the tank explode.

Fire support was sent to Chattahoochee Hills from the nearby town of South Fulton, according to a Facebook post by its mayor, William Bill Edwards.

Chattahoochee Hills Mayor Tom Reed also posted a statement on Facebook, saying, “The Chatt Hills Fire department and Police Departments responded immediately, and were quickly assisted by Fire and Police units from Palmetto, the City of South Fulton, Union City, Fulton County, Grady EMS and more.”

The Tragedy of the Propane Explosion in Chattahoochee Hills

The friends and loved ones of Charles Miller have suffered a tremendous loss. It is so sudden, and so final, that it is hard to grasp. That is why families need an attorney who understands what they are going through, and is willing to guide them through this sad and complicated time.

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Hyman, Alyssa. “Victim ID’d in deadly propane explosion in South Fulton County.” WSB TV2, February 6, 2019.

Hansen, Zachary, and Chelsea Prince. “JUST IN: 83-year-old ID’d as victim in deadly propane tank explosion.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 6, 2019.