Man Killed in Propane Tank Explosion in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia


February 12, 2019

CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLS, GA. – A man was killed in a propane tank explosion in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, according to a news report published online at ajc.com. The 83-year-old man was a well-known member of the community, and many people are grieving, including the first responders who came to the scene that night.*

Emergency dispatch received a call regarding an explosion and fire at a residence on Cochran Mill Road in Chattahoochee Hills. The explosion at the home near Cedar Grove Road had been so large that it broke neighbors’ windows and made people in the area believe that they had been through an earthquake. 

Police and firefighters arrived at the scene to find the home with significant damage. They were able to determine that a propane tank outside of the home had exploded. It is not yet clear what led to the blast. The owner of the home, 83-year-old Charles Miller, died in the explosion. Miller was better known to the community as “Chuck,” a warm and friendly man who loved to be around people.

Chattahoochee Hills Fire Chief Greg Brett said he was first on the scene and knew it was Miller’s home when the call came in. 

“He was an affable person that enjoying cooking,” Brett said. “He enjoyed inviting people into his home. He was an excellent chef, not just a cook. You know, it’s personal for me, always, in a small jurisdiction.”

Reports indicate Miller was also a friend of Chattahoochee Hills Mayor Tom Reed. Investigation into the explosion is still active, and no further information has yet been released. 

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Source:https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/breaking-firefighters-respond-large-explosion-south-fulton-county/NvSOoRljepbclA7BHh2DoN/

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