By Tia Lynn Ivey
A local woman was tragically killed in a house fire over the weekend.
Stacy Malcom, 57, of Good Hope, was found dead in her bathroom after firefighters extinguished a raging house fire on Hardeman Mill Road.
“They are still unsure as to the cause,” said Morgan County Fire Chief Jeff Stone. “We are waiting for the insurance investigation to come out and everyone go through the structure together.”
According to the Georgia Department of Insurance, the Morgan County Fire and Rescue responded to a call reporting a fire at 1381 Hardeman Mill on Sept. 28 at 10:50 p.m.
“When emergency personnel made their way inside the home, they discovered the body of Stacy Malcom,” the statement said.
“The home suffered extensive damage from the blaze,” said Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King. “The structure was 57 years old and 2,310 square feet at the time of the fire. Right now, the cause and origin of this tragic event are still being investigated.”
Investigators with the Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office are assisting the Morgan County Fire Department and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office with this investigation. In 2019, Georgia fires have claimed the lives of 62 individuals.
Malcom, whose family hails from Bostwick, was well known and beloved in the local community. Friends, family and neighbors took to social media to grieve her passing, offer prayers and share memories of Malcom.
“Please pray for the Malcom family and Bostwick community!” posted Emma Ruark Ledford on Facebook. “Stacy Malcom, you have always been there for everyone in any way that you could. We love you so much Beautiful Angel! The Bostwick community has lost not one but two Amazing people and supporters of our community this week. DW Stone and Stacy will always and be forever missed!”
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. …Stacy you have been a friend since childhood, loved by many friends and family. We will miss you but know you live on our memories and in our heart,” wrote Bonnie Hardeman Glovan.
According to Stone, more information will be released about the cause of the fire once the investigation is completed.