Cabin in north Coweta destroyed in fire

by Wes Mayer

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Coweta County fire crews use a tanker shuttle to supply water to firefighters at the scene of a cabin fire on Stapler Road on Wednesday. 

A small cabin in north Coweta County was a total loss after catching fire Wednesday, authorities said.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined but appears to be suspicious in nature, said a Coweta County Fire Department spokesman.

Around 4 p.m., Coweta fire personnel responded with three engines, two tankers and two cars to 10 Stapler Road after being called to an outbuilding on fire, said Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Coggin. Crews had some difficulty finding the address, Coggin said, but were eventually able to locate it off Shannon Road.

When crews arrived, they found the 400-square-foot cabin fully involved, Coggin said. Due to the cabin’s distance from the road and a water source — the closest hydrant was on Georgia Highway 16 — firefighters had to use a tanker shuttle. Tanker crews would rotate to transport water from the hydrant, replenish a drop tank deployed on the ground near the fire and supply firefighters with a continuous flow of water.

According to Coggin, firefighters fought the fire defensively and worked to cool a propane gas tank. Firefighters were on scene for approximately two-and-a-half hours but the cabin was a total loss.

The fire was reported by a family member of the cabin’s owner, who was not at the scene, Coggin said.



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