Overnight Fire in Griffin Claims Family of 3

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Three people are dead after an overnight house fire in Griffin, Georgia. The Spalding County Coroner says those who died were Mary Fears, 75; her son, Terry Jones, 54; and Andrew Foster, 82. Jones is the son of Fears and was living at the home. Family members say Fears and Foster were not married, but had been together for about forty years.

The blaze occurred in the 200 block of Day Street. It started around 10:00 pm on Saturday night. At this point, the cause is still under investigation but authorities think it was accidental.