The body of a local man was found in a single-family house that burned early Thursday morning on Georgia 82 Spur near Dry Pond.
Firefighters from the Harrisburg, Maysville and Jackson County Correctional Institute responded to the blaze at 3:44 a.m. and found fire showing in 80 percent of the one-story structure.
One occupant, a male in his 60s, was located in the building and declared dead at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Harrisburg Fire Department. The cause of death is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Jackson County Coroner’s Office and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
The house is listed as a total loss.