Just after 4:10 a.m. January 6th the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call in reference to a structure fire located at 3579 Washington Street in Wausau, Florida.
Washington County Deputies, Wausau Fire Department, Washington County Fire and EMS arrived and observed smoke coming from the residence. Upon arrival, the agencies on scene began to extinguish the fire. While the residential fire was being contained, it was determined there were two occupants inside the home. It was later determined the two subjects perished.
The deceased were later identified as 16-year-old Nicholas Granberry, and his mother Hope Genene Hicks.
Authorities reported that Hick had recently been elected to the Wausau Town Council and was to be sworn in at the January Council meeting.