House fire under investigation

by Wes Mayer


Coweta County firefighters do one last check in the garage at 49 Pinecrest Drive, where neighbors discovered smoke coming out of the garage. the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

The cause of a Newnan house fire that was quickly extinguished Thursday is still under investigation.

The fire, which occurred at 62 Pinecrest Drive around 3:00 p.m., is suspicious and is being investigated by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and Coweta County Fire Marshal Jimmy Gantt, Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough said.

The CCFD was notified of the fire by neighbors and responded to Pinecrest Drive with 10 personnel in seven vehicles. Firefighters found smoke coming from the garage under the home, and made an aggressive attack on a small basement fire, Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Denney said. There was little damage to the home, no injuries to firefighters and the residents were away from the home at the time of the fire.

“The guys were able to put a quick knock down on the fire which kept the damage to a minimum,” said Fire Captain Robby Flanagan, the incident commander.

During the investigation, though, witnesses said the homeowners moved out of the home Thursday morning, Yarbrough said. Investigators believe the fire may have been intentionally set, and are following leads.

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