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Investigators: Foul play not suspected in fire that killed mother, daughters


TUCKER, Ga. --Investigators tell 11Alive News they do not suspect foul play in the fire that killed a mother and her two daughters. 

Dad survives house fire that killed wife, two daughters

TUCKER, GA (WXIA) -- A mother and two young girls were killed in a house fire in Tucker Tuesday night. The girls' father was sole survivor of the blaze.

The fire was in the 1000 block of Pointer Ridge in Tucker, and broke out shortly before 9 p.m.

Firefighters said the father heard a crackling noise from upstairs and was able to get out before the blaze consumed the home, while the girls, ages 9 and 12, along with their mother, were unable to escape. 

The father and a neighbor reportedly tried to get back inside the house but were unsuccessful. He was treated for burns by EMTs at the scene.

The fire was so strong firefighters were not able to enter either and had to fight it from outside.

Investigators were working to find out the cause of the fire.

Captain Tommy Rutledge said there was a fire burning in the fireplace but it has not been determined if it played a role.

Recycling fire contained, no injuries


TUCKER, Ga. -- DeKalb County firefighters responded to a working fire at the West Rock Recycling Facility off Montreal Industrial Way. 

Guests evacuated after Tucker Hotel Fire


DeKalb County Police officer accused of sexual assault while on-duty

TUCKER, Ga. -- An on-duty DeKalb County Police officer has been arrested on sexual assault charges.

According to DeKalb County Police Major S.R. Fore, Darren Dye-Harriel is charged with aggravated sodomy, kidnapping, making false statements and violation of oath of office.

Police said they received the sexual assault allegation on Wednesday, and the arrest was made hours later.

Arrest made in alleged road rage shooting

TUCKER, Ga. -- Police have made an arrest in an alleged road rage shooting in DeKalb County.

Christiano, 44, suffered a serious gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital.

Family hopes $50,000 will help solve cold case murder

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga -- The family of an 18-year-old girl who was killed after walking into a home invasion three years ago, is offering a reward that will make it hard for anyone who knows about the crime to not come forward.

Vanessa Malone was shot and killed in DeKalb County on October 23, 2012. Her family still doesn't know who did it. They are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of her killer(s).