On Saturday around 9:20am, the Summerville, Trion and Gore Fire Departments responded to reports of a structure fire at 169 Wildlife Lake Road.
Gore Fire Chief John King stated that the home was deemed a total loss and was electrical in origin. King said investigators on the scene stated that the power to the residence had been installed illegally and that it was bypassing the Georgia Power meter.
The investigation into the fire continues. There were no injuries reported.
(WZQZ Chattooga County Radio)