House fire claims 2 lives in Athens

ATHENS — Authorities are investigating the cause of a house fire that claimed the lives of a woman and her adult son.

Fire officials say that the bodies of the 84-year-old woman and the 54-year-old man were found shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities say the bodies were found as Athens-Clarke County firefighters searched the burning home just east of downtown Athens.

Few other details were available early Friday.