Fire destroys Bruce Jackson Road home

by Wes Mayer

alt

CCFD firefighter Jim Cadenhead stands in front of the garage at the Bruce Jackson Road home where the fire is believed to have started.

The Coweta County Fire Department fought a fire that started early Tuesday and continued into the afternoon.

At 9:29 a.m., the CCFD received a call in reference to a house fire at 263 Bruce Jackson Road, Assistant Chief Mitch Coggin said. Crews arrived on the scene at 9:34 to find the two-story home 50 percent engulfed in flames. Five fire engine crews, a ladder truck and one fire rescue crew arrived at the scene during the height of the fire.

According to Coggin, there was already a deep-seated attic fire when firefighters arrived, and the fire appeared to have originated in the home's garage and spread through the breezeway into the home. The owner of the home was safely evacuated.

Crews attacked the attic and were able to extinguish the fire, but they had to remain on the scene to put out hotspots for the next few hours, Coggins said. No firefighters received any injuries, but the home is a total loss.

The fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature and is currently under investigation.



More Local

Fall fests, Halloween events on tap

The last weekend before Halloween arrives Saturday, and there are loads of Halloweenish things to do in the local area. Some of them are buc ... Read More


Four arrested for using fake $100 bills

Four men are possibly facing federal charges after attempting to use counterfeit $100 bills at The Home Depot on 1100 Bullsboro Drive. Robe ... Read More


Rape trial resumes today

The fate of accused rapist Benjamin Gray will be in the hands of the jury today. Closing arguments in the sleepwalking rape trial are schedu ... Read More


Perdue: broad energy policy needed

Campaigning in Newnan on Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue said the nation needs a broad energy policy – one that includes ... Read More


Passenger injured in 2-car wreck on Hwy. 29

A Newnan man was seriously injured in a crash Thursday at Hwy. 29 and Weldon Road. James Hand was taken to Atlanta Medical Center by Coweta ... Read More

County delays retirement plan changes

A decision on an amendment to the retirement plan for county employees that would allow employees to participate in both the old pension pla ... Read More