Former Augusta Fireman identified as victim in Dent’s Funeral Home fire!

Goseboro Hannan (aka G.B.) of Augusta

The name of the victim found in Dent’s Funeral Home last Saturday has been released by the Richmond County Coroners office.

The body of Goseboro Hannan (aka G.B.) of Augusta was found following a fire at the historic Dents Funeral Home. Hannan's body was found after the fire at the funeral home was extinguished.

G.B. Hannan had an extensive career with the Augusta Fire Department from 1979 to 2008. He rose through the ranks and in 2005 became Interim Fire Marshall for Augusta before being released from his duties in 2008.

Augusta Fire/EMA released the below statement to the media:

“I want to send our condolences to G.B.’s family,” said Fire Chief/EMA Director Christopher E. James. “We, as a department, understand G.B. was going through a very difficult time, but the loss of a firefighter still resonates throughout the department. There are still firefighters who worked with, and fondly remember, G.B.”

The investigation into the fire is ongoing. There has been no information released about why G.B. Hannan was in the building. He was 71 years old.

The department has contacted the family and will work with them on funeral arraignments.

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