Fire claims life of Conyers woman

CONYERS — Local and state authorities are investigating a fatal fire that claimed the life of a Conyers woman Thursday.

Dana Smith, 40, died in a fire that apparently started in the kitchen area of her home.

"The fire call came in around 3:30 p.m. to a home located at 1086 West Adrian Circle,” Rockdale County Fire Chief Dan Morgan said. “The fire resulted in a total loss to the structure.”

Investigators with Rockdale County Fire and Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens' office have determined that the fire was accidental in nature and are working to determine the exact cause of the blaze.