BALL GROUND, Ga. -- Three bodies were recovered from the scene of a house fire in Cherokee County last Wednesday.
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jay Baker confirmed Monday that investigators used dental records to positively identify one of the victims as 46-year-old Darlene Norrell.
Officials responded to the fire on Spriggs Trail in Ball Ground at around 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, according to Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Tim Cavender. Neighbors called 911 after hearing an explosion at the house.
Cherokee County Fire Lt. Wesley Densmore said the split-level house had already burned to the ground by the time crews arrived.